Getting things done – Nethergate #dundeewestend

Residents have drawn to my attention that in Nethergate – north side, between Park Place and bus stop just west of that – one of the large pavement edging stones has been dislodged, probably by heavy vehicle.
 
As a result, a big hole has appeared between the stone and the pavement, which someone might easily put their foot into and twist their ankle.
 
I reported this to the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received the following positive response :
 
“The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector for the area has raised an order to re-set the whin kerb at this location.”
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Temporary Traffic Order – Nethergate #dundeewestend

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984   :    SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of carriageway works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Nethergate (from its junction with West Marketgait to its junction with South Tay Street), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 17th March 2018 for 5 days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.   Access to business premises will be maintained
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via West Marketgait/Hawkhill/Perth Road/Nethergate and reverse 
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Executive Director of City Development  
Dundee City Council
 
Having been previously assured that it was hoped to ensure the work would be carried out over a long weekend, I contacted the Road Maintenance Partnership Manager and his response is below.   
 
Thankfully, if all goes according to plan, it is hoped to close the road on Saturday morning and re-open on Sunday night – the 5 days referred to above is simply in case of any unforeseen problem once on-site :
 
“I can confirm the plan is to close the road Saturday morning and reopen on Sunday night. The extended closure booking has been put in place to allow for the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances which may extend the works programme. 
 
With regard to the top surface, there was a desire from our colleagues in Dundee House for a cold applied screed finish (similar to antiskid surfacing). The screed treatment requested is a cold applied application rather than hot and as such is a summer activity and would require a second visit. 
 
Our plan for this visit is to surface in a traditional hot rolled asphalt surface which would be required in any event prior to a screed being laid. We’re using a red pigment in the asphalt along with red chips, with the aim to achieve a pleasing aesthetic finish prior to a second visit to apply the screed. 
 
As the screed will add no value other than appearance, if the red asphalt finish is acceptable to the community and doesn’t receive complaint we may in the interests of minimising further disruption postpone or cancel the screed layer planned for the summer. If there is a strong desire for the screed to be applied then we will undertake this in the summer.”

Getting things done – Nethergate

I have expressed concern that, less than a year after the resurfacing and relaying of the block paving surface at Nethergate outside Dundee Contemporary Arts, the road surface is already appearing to sink in places and is uneven – see right :
 
I have received three complaints from constituents about the road condition in just the past two days.    The work to bring the road outside DCA on the Nethergate at the South Tay Street junction was undertaken in February and March last year.   It is very concerning that, so soon after this work being completed, the road brickwork is uneven, exactly the issue with the road prior to the 2017 work.     This needs to be urgently attended to.
 
One West End constituent said when reporting the matter to me :
 
‘I have noticed that since the upgrade of the road outside the DCA that is it slowly going back to its condition of loose brick and developing pot holes.  I think that this is due to the volume of heavy bus traffic up the Perth road, although it is pleasing to the eye the surface is not practical for the traffic volume.  I am sure that the previous resurface cost a significant amount of money and I don’t think we have got what we paid for here, therefore I would be keen to see, acknowledgment that this is an issue and any subsequent communication with the council roads team on what the long term solution is.’
 
I have reported the matter to the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership seeking urgent repair.   This is a heavily used road and on a major bus route so it is important it is brought up to standard as soon as possible.

Nethergate – Public Notice #dundeewestend

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 : SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Nethergate (from West Marketgait to Park Place), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Sunday 28th January 2018 for one day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via West Marketgait /Hawkhill by- pass/Perth Road and reverse.
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Further Temporary Traffic Order – Nethergate

From the City Council :
 
Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating carriageway resurfacing works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 3 weeks from 27 February 2017.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Nethergate from West Marketgait to 20 metres or thereby west of South Tay Street.
 
Limited access will be maintained to properties for deliveries etc.
 
An alternative route will be available via West Marketgait, Hawkhill, Perth Road and Nethergate.
 
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1LS and if you have any queries please contact 433082.

Nethergate roadworks today – temporary traffic order

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 : SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of water service works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Nethergate (from its junction with West Marketgait to its junction with South Tay Street), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Sunday 19 February 2017 for one day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Access to premises will be maintained where possible.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via West Marketgait/ Hawkhill/Hunter Street/Old Hawkhill/South Tay Street and reverse.
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order – Nethergate

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of water service works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Nethergate (from its junction with West Marketgait  to its junction with South Tay Street), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on  Sunday 29th January 2017 for one day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Access to premises will be maintained where possible
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via West Marketgait/Hawkhill/Hunter Street/Old Hawkhill/South Tay Street and reverse
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Director of City Development          
Dundee City Council