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 two weeks from 2nd May 2017. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
From the City Council – Note – this applies to the right turn only and does not otherwise affect Riverside Drive :
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 gas mains investigation works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Riverside Drive (prohibition of right turn into Riverside Approach).
This notice comes into effect on Monday 11 June 2018 for 5 working days.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Alternative routes are available via Riverside Drive / Perth Road / Windsor Street / Magdalen Yard Road
For further information contact 433082.
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council
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 railway bridge works. The Order is expected to be in force for 9 days from 23 February 2018. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Riverside Approach from a point 60 metres or thereby south of its junction with Magdalen Yard Road to Riverside Drive overnight (2200 – 0600) from Friday 23 February 2018 until Monday 4 March 2018.
Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Roseangle, Perth Road, West Marketgait, West Port Roundabout, West Marketgait, South Marketgait, South Union Street, Riverside Drive and reverse.
For further information, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1LS – 433275.
I have previously raised residents’ concerns about pedestrian safety near the Roseangle playpark since the playpark was improved and footfall significantly increased.
Having have received more concerns, I again contacted the City Council’s roads and transportation division about this and have received the following feedback from one of the roads engineers :
“Myself and three other colleagues visited this location to assess the situation.
As you are aware, our road safety budget is prioritised by identifying accident cluster sites within the city and providing improvements to reduce the likelihood of recurrences. At the location in question, there have been no recorded injury accidents at this location in the last three years and so would not displace any other cluster site under consideration.
While we were on site … vehicle speeds approaching this crossing point were not excessive and those vehicles approaching from Riverside Drive were slow having turned the tight radius onto the railway bridge.
I will carry out further surveys at this location to determine if there is a significant problem.”
I will be continuing to pursue this issue and will keep residents updated.
From Dundee City Council (having long campaigned for resurfacing of Riverside Approach, I am pleased that this is now going ahead) :
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Riverside Approach from the south side of its junction with Roseangle/Magdalen Yard Road to the north side of its junction with Riverside Drive.
Pedestrian access is unaffected.
An alternative route will be available via Riverside Drive, South Union Street, South Marketgait, Nethergate, Perth Road, Roseangle and reverse (including West Marketgait).
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, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date. If you have any queries please contact 433168.
I recently, on behalf of residents, requested improvements to Riverside Approach’s road surface, which is in a poor state.
A pothole I had reported has now been repaired but the more substantive news is that the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership has advised me that the road is included in the 2017/18 carriageway resurfacing programme, which is good news.
Residents have contacted me about damaged fencing on Riverside Approach – see right. This is the boundary fencing to land owned by Network Rail and I have contacted Network Rail seeking repairs.
I also, on behalf of residents, contacted the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership about the poor road condition and have received the following response :
“You may already have noticed in passing that these potholes on Riverside Approach were repaired shortly after your email. The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has also noted one or two more within the last couple of days and an order will be raised for these to be repaired with a timescale of twenty eight days or sooner.”
I raised residents’ concerns recently about pedestrian safety near the Roseangle playpark since the playpark was improved and footfall is very significantly increased.
I have contacted both the City Council’s Head of Transportation and the Road Policing Unit at Police Scotland, asking if a speed survey could be carried out.
The council’s Head of Transportation has now advised :
“With regard to parked cars on Riverside Approach near the railway overbridge a site inspection was carried out but there were only vehicles parked on the south side of the build out for this particular visit.
I will arrange for further inspections and from the observations I will arrange to include this location for consideration in the next batch of locations in the variation to waiting restrictions traffic regulation order programme.
From previous site inspections there were no high speed vehicles observed but I will arrange for Riverside Approach to be added to the next list of locations for a traffic speed survey.
With regard for the possibility of a pedestrian crossing on Riverside Approach linking Magdalen Green and the play ground, initial observations are that the pedestrian and cycle count and traffic flows are too low to justify a pedestrian crossing at this particular location.
I will however arrange for the vehicles and the pedestrian count crossing survey to be carried out and advise you of the results from the survey.”
I will, of course, keep residents updated once the results of the survey are known.