Blackness Road area – roadworks clarification

Residents will have noted that the temporary traffic lights on Blackness Road at the Glamis Road/Glamis Drive roundabout (see right) have disappeared.     However, this is unfortunately not because the works by Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) are completed.
I have been updated by Scotland Gas Networks’ Team Manager as follows :
“Unfortunately our work at the Glamis Road roundabout is well behind schedule due to the ground conditions we are encountering.   However, as Scottish Water (SW) is programmed to start in Blackness Road shortly which would conflict with our work, we are lifting the traffic management at the roundabout before they start and will return to complete our work here after SW have finished.  
In the meantime we will be continuing on Glamis Road itself as this won’t disrupt traffic, and will also be returning to Perth Road to complete the service works and mains abandonment which we had to abort previously.
Scottish Water is starting Blackness Road 20th February for approximately 2 weeks so we’ll be back at the roundabout probably mid March for about 2 weeks.”
The Scottish Water work is further east on Blackness Road.   The City Council has further updated me as follows : 
“The SW work will start 20 February at Glenagnes Road junction.    The second week they will move south to Rosefield Street for the second week.
Once SW is complete on their section of Blackness Road, SGN will return to Blackness Road Glamis with their original set up to complete works there. 
As SGN intimated, it will utilise the two weeks of 20/27 February, when SW are in Blackness Road, to complete the remaining services connections left behind in Perth Road at Arnhall Drive area.”

Food recycling extension in the West End – map

Last week, I advised that there will shortly be an extension to the food waste collection service to the Perth Road Lanes and surrounding areas.     
The update also contained details of a drop-in event at Blackness Library for residents – you can read the earlier update here.
A number of residents have asked the precise area covered and therefore please note this map and boundary below :
This extension of the food waste recycling to this area (plus Brown Street) in the West End completes the roll out of food recycling in the West End Ward.

Food recycling – Perth Road Lanes

There will shortly be an extension to the food waste collection service which will be sent out this week to householders in the Perth Road Lanes (as well as some other areas outside the West End including the City Centre, Docks, Hilltown, Lawside, Coldside and parts of Stobswell).
The poster below gives details of Drop In sessions (including one at Blackness Library) that will be manned by staff from the council’s Waste Section, who will be happy to answer any queries and pass on further details relating to the new service.    
Ahead of the service launch at seek commencing 27th February, a detailed service information leaflet will be delivered to all households, along with their new food waste caddy. 

Perth Road Recycling unit – bottom of Ryehill Lane

I recently received a complaint that the Perth Road Recycling unit at the bottom of Ryehill Lane is badly needing a clean up.
I contacted the City Council and Neighbourhood Services advises :
“We have been out to view the containers and agree that it could do with a good clean. I have arranged for it to be power washed as soon as possible. We will continue to monitor the site over the next few months and take appropriate action.”

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward


Perth Road (Glamis Road to West Park Road) – closed for one week for gas main renewal.*
*This unfortunately represents the work by Scotland Gas Networks being completed late – it should have finished around now.      
I contacted Scotland Gas Networks to express concern given the continued disruption to residents, bus services, etc.
Their Team Manager advised me yesterday :  “I’m afraid you’re correct about the work running behind at present.  This is because of a number of problems we hit in the West Park Road junction which meant we had to divert labour from other parts of the job to ensure we had the junction re-opened for the start of the school term.
The plan now is to re-open the road to 2 way traffic by Monday 7th November.  In line with our original programme, we will still have service connection works to complete after the road is open and we will need to use temporary traffic lights at times for these.”
I have asked that if the work gets completed during the week, the road is opened before 7th November, although it appears unlikely this will now be much before next weekend at the earliest.

Temporary Traffic Order – Perth Road

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 gas main renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 8 weeks from 29 August 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Perth Road between Glamis Road and West Park Road.
Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Blackness Avenue, Blackness Road and Glamis Road.
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.