Scottish Water information event at Mitchell Street Centre

Yesterday, I attended a Scottish Water information event at the Mitchell Street Centre about the next phase of the water mains upgrade in the West End, which will follow on from the current work in Perth Road/Nethergate, which is thankfully thus far on schedule, meaning a return to roads normality in the Nethergate and Perth Road shopping area later this month.
 
The well-attended event updated residents on this next stage, which is due to begin next week, and will see work in the Blackness Road/City Road and Lochee Road areas.
 
This phase of the upgrade is expected to take 10-12 weeks in total and there will be traffic management measures in place on a rolling programme.
 
Work starts on 9th August, in the following streets initially:
 
• Abbotsford Street
• Peddie Street – Road Closure
• Annfield Street – Road Closure
• Blackness Street – Road Closure
• Ure Street – Road Closure
 
The rolling programme then moves onto the following streets with an estimated start date of 15th August:
 
• Blackness Road: closed in both directions between Glenagnes Road and Bellfield Street. Diversions will be in place.
 
• Rosefield Place – Road Closure
 
• Rosefield Street – Road Closure
 
The rolling programme of works then continues on the following streets with an estimated date of 22nd August:
 
• City Road/Milnbank Road – Road Closure with diversions in place.
 
The work also moves on to the Lochee Road section with this split into four phases to minimise disruption in the area, with an estimated start date of 22nd August:
 
• Logie Street: Loons Road to City Road. South bound closure between these two junctions with associated lane width restrictions at Logie Street/Loons Road signalised junction. Rankine Street closed north bound. Associated side street closure of Muirton Road. Diversions will be in place.
 
• Lochee Road: City Road to Tullideph Road. Two way traffic flow maintained. No road closure required. The Lochee Road rolling section has an estimated start date of 29th August.
 
• Lochee Road: Tullideph Road to Dudhope Terrace. Closed south bound between these two junctions. Associated side street closures of Cleghorn Street and Rankine Street. Associated lane width restrictions at Lochee Road/Rankine Street junction. Diversions will be in place.
 
• Lochee Road: Dudhope Terrace to Park Street. Closed south bound between these two junctions. Associated side street closure of Lower Pleasance. Associated lane width restriction at Lochee Road/Polepark Road signalised junction. Diversions will be in place.
 
The final stage of work in this phase then takes place in the following streets with an estimated start date of 12th September:
 
• St Mary’s Place 
• Mitchell Street
• Benvie Road – Road Closure
• Fyffe Street – Road Closure/Parking Restrictions
• Eassons Angle
 
The exact timing of each part of the work will be confirmed as the rolling progresses, and updates will be posted on the Scottish Water website.
 
Local access will be maintained wherever possible on affected roads.
 
The work involves the lining and flushing of existing water mains, as well as some open cut mains replacement – so some temporary disruption to water supply will occur and all customers affected will be given notice of any disruption in advance.
 
A couple of photos from yesterday’s drop-in event are below :

 

Bin collection and recycling changes – Phase 2 roadshow at the Mitchell Street Centre

As I advised back in July, Phase 2 of the changes to recycling and bin collection arrangements starts on 9th November and represents a significant change in bin/recycling arrangements for households.
 
In Phase 2 of are the areas around Tullideph, Pentland, City Road, Brook Street, the eastern part of Blackness Road, Peddie Street, South Tay Street and Windsor Street.
 
Last night, I attended part of one of the roadshows taking place across the Phase 2 area.  Last night’s was at the Mitchell Street Centre and was well-attended with well over 40 folk attending.   It gave residents the opportunity to find out more about the changes and get their questions answered.
 
Phase 2 – at least as far as the West End Ward part of it is concerned – probably presents more of an implementation challenge than the properties in Phase 1 given the large number of tenemental and flatted properties where, in many cases, the new system will involve communal facilities.  
 
It is therefore welcome that the council is holding no less than eight roadshows across the Phase 2 area.    There are more next week – see poster with full details here.