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.