Temporary Traffic Order – Shaftesbury Road

From the City Council :
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Shaftesbury Road (from Seymour Street to approx. 35 metres in a westerly direction), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Tuesday 21 February 2017 for three working days.
No pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
Diversion routes for vehicles and pedestrians are available via Seymour Street / Speed Street / Hyndford Street.
For further information contact 433082.
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order – Shaftesbury 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 carriageway reconstruction works.  The Order is expected to be in force for fifteen days from 17 November 2014.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Shaftesbury Road between the junctions with Hyndford Street and Grosvenor Road.
Access to Grosvenor Road from Perth Road will be maintained.  Rockfield Street is not affected by the works
An alternative route will be available via Hyndford Street, Perth Road, Rockfield Street and reverse.
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 call 433082.

Pavement reconstruction query

Earlier this week, a number of constituents contacted me to query why a section of the pavement in Shaftesbury Road has been dug up and is being resurfaced – see right.
Its a reasonably short length on the south side.    The City Council has advised me:
“This senior engineer who visited the Shaftesbury Road yesterday has advised that this section of footway was identified as the only granolithic concrete constructed section of footway on Shaftesbury Road and had been highlighted from inspections as being in poor condition and requiring upgrade.”
No-one is more keen than myself to see the many poor conditioned pavements in the area upgraded, but as constituents have pointed out, the section of pavement here really wasn’t in that poor condition at all when compared to many other stretches of footpath and there are numerous worse conditioned pavements in the immediate vicinity and in the wider West End.   The Community Council Chair who lives in the street made exactly the same valid point at West End Community Council’s meeting earlier this week.
The constituents who have contacted me have made the point that, in times of limited budgets and many priorities, it is important that the worst-conditioned pavements in the West End are tackled.  

Seymour Street and Shaftesbury Road – an update

Earlier this month, I mentioned that I had raised with Dundee City Council the poor state of repair of parts of Seymour Street’s roadway (see right) and the west end of Shaftesbury Road.

The City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership has now updated me as follows:

“With reference to your email below, the Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has raised an order for the repair of the potholes in Seymour Street and Shaftesbury Road with a timescale for repair of twenty eight days or sooner. He has also raised an order to re-bed the setts in the channel and this will be done as soon as resources are available and earlier priorities have been dealt with.”

(The sunken setts in the channel that are to be re-bedded are in Shaftesbury Road).

Getting things done – Shaftesbury Road

Getting things done
Residents have recently complained to me about the road condition of Shaftesbury Road between the Rockfield Street and Hyndford Street junctions.

I brought this to the attention of the City Council’s Road Maintenance Partnership and have now been updated as follows :

“An order has been raised for the repair of various potholes on Shaftesbury Road with a timescale for completion of twenty eight days.”