203, 204 and 204a bus service diversions during Perth Road roadworks

Earlier today, I advised of the changes to bus routes for Xplore Dundee services when the roadworks on part of Perth Road start next Monday.     However, the poster did not include details of the services tendered by the City Council (the 203, 204 and 204a).     Xplore Dundee now advises the following with the 204/204a services :
 
Service 204 (to the City Centre)
Normal route to Corso Street, then left into Blackness Avenue, Sinderins junction, left into Perth Road and then normal route from Nethergate.
 
Service 204a (to the City Centre)
Normal route to Newhall Gardens and Perth Road, then left into Glamis Road, right into Blackness Road, right into Blackness Avenue Sinderins junction, left into Perth Road and then normal route from Nethergate. 
 
Service 204 (from the City Centre)
Normal route to Nethergate, then carry on to Perth Road, Sinderins junction, right into Blackness Avenue and then normal route from Corso Street.
 
Service 204a (from the City Centre)
Normal route to Nethergate, then carry on to Perth Road, Sinderins junction, right into Blackness Avenue, left into Blackness Road, left into Glamis Road, and then normal route from Perth Road. 
 
Phase 2 (the Sinderins junction closure – third week only – not until 23rd May) will affect service 203 – but Dundee City Council is still considering which option to go with, once a route viability test has been carried out on some of the streets in the Blackness/West End area.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL – WEEKLY ROAD REPORT

REPORT FOR WEST END WARD FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 14 MARCH 2016

West Marketgait (Nethergate to Westport roundabout) – northbound nearside lane closure from Thursday 10 to Monday 14 March for BT duct repair works.
 
Perth Road (at Roseangle) – temporary traffic lights on Saturday 19 March for BT duct repair.
 
Perth Road (at Millers Wynd) – temporary traffic lights from Monday 14 March for 3 days for BT network upgrade.
 
Forthcoming Closures
 
Glenagnes Street (Ashbank Road for 100m westwards) – closed from Monday 21 March for 5 days for demolition works.
 
Tay Square – closed from Monday 21 March for 5 days for BT duct laying.
 
You can ready the weekly road report for the whole of the city here.

City Council committees tonight

At tonight’s City Council’s committees :
 
+ At Education Committee, I supported a Labour motion on staff shortages in Dundee schools and commented that this is a real concern (including the national issue about lack of supply teachers) that urgently needs addressed.   It was good to see cross-party agreement on this issue.   I also supported a further Labour motion to develop a proper brief for the Young Mothers’ Unit, but the SNP administration voted this down.
 
+ At Housing Committee, I welcomed a Shelter-sponsored project that will allow for two staff to be attached to the City Council’s Housing Department to undertake private sector landlord support projects.   I highlighted the wider issues of the need for improved levels of factoring and improving the condition of many flats’ common areas, stair cleaning and ensuring improved condition and repair of much private sector housing.
 
+ At City Development Committee, I welcomed consultation of proposed waiting restrictions to tackle parking issues near Harris Academy – for example, at several of the junctions within West Park Road.
 
+ At Policy & Resources Committee, I emphasised the need to consider financial support for a City Centre Hogmanay event this year should the project to achieve an event this year manage to finalise a viable 2015 programme.