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 nine days from 8th April 2013. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The City Council advised yesterday:
“I refer to my e-mails dated 9 August and 22 August in respect of the above Temporary Traffic Order.
I would advise that it has been decided that the works will not take place at this time and therefore this Order will no longer be going ahead.”
This is a sensible decision, as many students will be returning to the adjacent Opal 1 University of Abertay accommodation at the time. Hopefully the resurfacing work can be carried out later in September/October.
From Dundee City Council:
West Marketgait – Carriageway Resurface
Vehicular access will be maintained where possible, although we ask for vehicular traffic movements to be kept to a minimum and some minor delays may be experienced.
Although there are no road closures planned, there will be one lane, out of two, closed in each direction or a contraflow system during the works. The Council advises that :
“… delays are expected during peak times (possibly some at lunch time) especially for the first few days, after which some drivers usually adjust their travelling times or find alternative routes during peak times.
“All traffic lights on Inner Ring Road will be closely controlled from our CCTV/Urban Traffic Control room in Tayside House during the week and weekends as necessary to minimise delays.”
I am advised that this is because of telecommunications ducting works and the alternative route is via West Marketgait/Hawkhill/Horsewater Wynd/Guthrie Street/Brook Street/Polepark Road.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained throughout.
For further information, contact the Planning & Transportation Department on 433168.