Getting things done – West Marketgait #dundeewestend

I recently received complaints from residents about the slippy state of the pavement in West Marketgait near the junction with Hawkhill – see photo – caused by leaves.
 
I have reported this to the council’s Neighbourhood Services seeking these being cleaned up – along with similar complaints in other streets such as Roseangle.

Temporary Traffic Order : West Marketgait

From the City Council :
 
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 crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in West Marketgait (southbound from Westport roundabout to Nethergate), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 4 October 2014 for one night (8pm to 8am) .
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles will be available via West Marketgait / North Marketgait / East Marketgait / South Marketgait.
 
For further information contact (01382) 433082.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

West Marketgait – Public Notice

From Dundee City Council :
 
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 crane lifting works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in West Marketgait (southbound from Westport roundabout to Nethergate), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 20th September 2014 for one night (8pm to 8am) .
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles will be available via West Marketgait / North Marketgait / East Marketgait / South Marketgait.
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order – Dudhope Roundabout

A Traffic Order from the City Council covering the Dudhope Roundabout on the West End Ward east boundary:

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 effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in (1) all lanes of the Dudhope Roundabout, (2) Lochee Road at a point 20 metres or thereby west of Dudhope Roundabout (3) North Marketgait (eastbound and westbound) at Dudhope Roundabout and (4) West Marketgait (northbound and southbound) at Dudhope Roundabout.
Vehicular access to Parker Street will be maintained from North Marketgait at its junction with Constitution Road by following the temporary diversion traffic signs.  The west bound (North Marketgait – Lochee Road) exit from Bell Street multi storey car park will be closed for the duration of the works, all traffic will exit this car park via Dudhope Crescent Road.  The car park entry points are unaffected by the works.
From Lochee Road, the Diversion Route for South and West Marketgait is via Polepark Road, Brook Street, Guthrie Street, Horsewater Wynd, Hawkhill and reverse.  From Lochee Road the Diversion Route for North Marketgait is via Dudhope Terrace, Sommerville Place and Constitution Road.  All other diversion routes are via the Inner Ring 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, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date.  If you have any queries please call 433168.

The West End welcomes Bash Street!

I received the following consultation letter from Dundee City Council’s Street Naming & Numbering Team yesterday:
 
“CIVIC GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1982 
There is a proposal for a children’s soft play area within the former works buildings off West Marketgait.
As part of this development DC Thomson is in discussions with a local developer re licensing the Beano IP within the branded children’s soft play centre.    Planning consent has been granted for the soft play centre.
The Bash Street Kids will feature heavily in the new centre alongside Dennis the Menace, Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger and The Beano logo.
 
Dundee City Council has received a request from DC Thomson to allocate the name Bash Street to the street adjacent to 142/144 West Marketgait which currently has no name.    This is to tie-in with the proposed new build and to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Beano in 2013 in the comic’s hometown. 
 
The location of this street is shown on the attached plan.   See below:
I should therefore be obliged if you could consider this proposal and return any comments you may have on this matter before Friday 16th November 2012.
If the proposal is to proceed, this new street name will be put to the next available Committee after the above date for approval.”
 
I have responded saying I think this is a superb proposal.   Dundee having its very own Bash Street seems very appropriate and I’m very pleased that Bash Street will be in the West End Ward!

Temporary Traffic Order – Dudhope Roundabout : An Update

I recently mentioned the proposed temporary prohibition of traffic in all lanes of the Dudhope Roundabout and access to North and West Marketgait and Lochee Road from the roundabout for ten days from 10th September.

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.

Temporary Traffic Order – Dudhope Roundabout

From Dundee City Council:

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.  The Order is expected to be in force for ten days from 10th September 2012.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in all lanes of the Dudhope Roundabout, and access to North and West Marketgait and Lochee Road from Dudhope Roundabout.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.  Exit from Bell Street Car park will be via Dudhope Crescent Road.
 
Alternative routes will be available via (1) North Marketgait via Lochee Road, Dudhope Terrace and Constitution Road, (2) South Marketgait via Inner Ring Road and (3) West Marketgait via Hawkhill, Horsewater Wynd, Guthrie Street, Brook Street and Polepark 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, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date.  If you have any queries please call 433082.

West Marketgait – Carriageway Resurfacing

The City Council has written to affected householders and properties about the above matter as follows :

West Marketgait – Carriageway Resurface

I wish to notify you that road resurfacing works are programmed to commence at the above location, between West Port Roundabout and Nethergate Junction on Monday 20th September 2010 and will last for approximately 4 days. The works will be carried out between 7pm and 7am to limit inconvenience. The works are scheduled for South bound for first two nights and North bound over the following two nights.
The Contractor for the works is Tayside Contracts.

In the interest of public safety, a road closure will be implemented and through traffic will be diverted via Perth road and Hawkhill when the north bound is closed. When the south bound is closed traffic will be diverted along North Marketgait, East Marketgait onto South Marketgait.

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.
Please note that pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained throughout the works. The Crossing at the Salvation Army will be closed but Nethergate crossing will remain open.
If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact the City Council on 433885.

West Marketgait

The City Council has today advised councillors that Scotland Gas Networks has issued details of the forthcoming West Marketgait gas main replacement works, starting on Monday 18 May – the work will last for 10 weeks.

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.”

Westbound – Lochee Road

The City Council has advised me that from 17th June – for four nights – westbound traffic on Lochee Road between Blinshall Street and the North Marketgait roundabout will be prohibited between 7pm and 2am each night.

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.

West Marketgait

The City Council has advised me that, because of repairs being carried out by Scottish Water, vehicles will not be able to drive northbound on West Marketgait between the Hawkhill by-pass and Lochee Road next Sunday (23rd September) for one day only.
Pedestrian access is unaffected.
If you have any queries, please contact the Planning & Transportation Department on 433168.