Temporary Traffic Order – Westfield Place #dundeewestend

From the City Council :


THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Virgin Media cable repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Westfield Place (at its junction with Perth Road), Dundee

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 2 July 2017 for 1 day.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes are available via Perth Road / Roseangle

The one way order relating to Westfield Place will be rescinded for the duration of these works.

For further information contact 433082.

Executive Director of City Development

Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order : Westfield Place

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 Westfield Place, (from Roseangle to approx. 30 metres north), Dundee.
This notice comes into effect on Monday 2 February 2015 for 5 working days.
The one way order which relates to Westfield Place will be rescinded for the duration of these works.
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.   Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Perth Road / Roseangle.
For further information contact 433168.

Westfield Place

I am advised by the City Council that with effect from tomorrow (Tuesday 19th May), Westfield Place will be closed to through traffic at its junction with Perth Road because of emergency demolition works.
This will last for a maximum of 5 working days and the one-way system here will be revoked during the works.
Any resident with a query regarding this should contact the City Council on 433168.

Perth Road latest – a few issues

Following the start of the gas main replacement works in Perth Road yesterday, there’s been three issues raised with me by local residents and businesses.

Firstly, when the road closure at the Paton’s Lane area was put in place, the lanes to the south at Paton’s Lane, Thomson Street, Seafield Road and Lane and Westfield Place were all closed at the Perth Road junction (and the one-way situation in Paton’s and Westfield altered accordingly).

Given that the actual works by Turriff won’t reach Seafield Road/Lane and Westfield Place for some time yet, both residents and I thought there was no need for the closures there and following contact with the City Council and their speaking with Scotland Gas Networks, this has now been resolved and the status quo returned. To quote the feedback from the Council :

“The City Council met SGN on site this morning and after further review, decided to re-open Westfield Place and Seafield Road to run as normal until it is absolutely necessary to close them due to works.

In other words, Westfield Place is open as normal ie one-way (North to South), therefore access is via Perth Road (from city centre side) and through the signs which say Road Ahead Closed/Road Closed/Access Maintained, etc.

Seafield Road is two way, therefore access is now from either Perth Road or Roseangle/Magdalen Yard Road.

Some signs have been taken down to allow the above change and other signs are on order to give more information for other closed side roads that access is maintained for residents at junctions with Perth Road.”

A satisfactory outcome.

The second issue is there is a clear need for additional bus stops on Hawkhill (one outbound, one inbound) between the stop near Urquhart Street and the one near the Health Centre. Having spoken to residents, I think one around Millers Wynd’s northern end makes sense. I spoke to the Sustainable Transport Team Leader in the City Council about this today and agreement has been made to provide this.

Lastly, there was a problem getting the Friendly Bus (sheltered shopping service) into Paton’s Lane today but I have been in touch with SGN, Turriff (the gas contractors) and Stagecoach Strathtay, and I’m hopeful that future journeys will be alright.

Westfield Place

Following residents’ concerns about traffic speed in the very narrow Westfield Place, I asked the City Council what could be done to alleviate the problem. I reproduce the response below and am pleased to note the suggested provision of “SLOW” markings on the north carriageway :
“The site has been investigated. There is no recorded injury accident record over the last 3 years. There have been 2 damage only accidents, one caused by a vehicle travelling in the wrong direction and the other caused by a motorist hitting a gate post when coming out of a driveway.
I agree that it may be perceived inappropriate speeds due to the lack of visibility at the numerous driveways / accesses with the high walls and narrow footways.

“The width of the road varies from north to south between 2.7 metres and 2.0 metres. [I can understand why vehicle speeds were lower when the road was two-way (and I would guess that there would have been quite a lot of reversing)]. The footways are too narrow to consider any signing.

“The carriageway surface is cobbles which do not offer high skid resistance and also offer poor adhesion for line marking.
“However, with the long straight giving the wrong message to some drivers as they enter from Perth Road, and in view of the high number of driveways, it is proposed to provide ‘SLOW’ markings on the carriageway on the northern section (the southern section is too narrow to accommodate slow markings). The lining will be added to the list for next financial year.”