Temporary Traffic Order – Wright Avenue

Having previously requested – and been promised – road surface improvements for Wright Avenue that serves the Riverside Nature Park and Civic Amenity site, I am very pleased to now see this traffic order coming forward :
 
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 10 days from 8th June 2015 between 6pm and 1am.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Wright Avenue from Riverside Drive to recycling centre.
 
Access to businesses will be maintained.  Access to recycling centre will be maintained on Saturday and Sunday.
 
No alternative route is available.
 
If you have any queries please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee City Council on 433082.
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Road surface – Wright Avenue

Constituents have complained to me regarding the poor road surface on Wright Avenue – the road that leads to the Riverside Nature Park and the Civic Amenity Centre.
 
I raised this with the City Engineer who has responded as follows:

Wright Avenue is now wholly maintained by the Road Maintenance Partnership and is part adopted and part non adopted Council asset (the adopted section shown in blue on the plan below).

Orders were raised to repair a number of potholes from Riverside Avenue to the skips with a timescale for completion of within twenty eight days.

Originally it was planned to have the whole of Wright Avenue resurfaced as part of the proposed Park & Ride Scheme. 

However, now longer term, there is a proposal to create a gully emptying/street sweepings recycling facility at Riverside as part of a spend to save proposal and the whole of Wright Avenue carriageway is currently being considered for upgrading as part of this. 

These proposals are subject to funding being sourced and are not guaranteed to proceed at this stage. As such, Wright Avenue will continue to be inspected regularly and any actionable defects noted will be repaired to ensure safety is maintained.

Getting things done … Riverside Nature Park and Recycling Centre

Some weeks ago, constituents highlighted to me concerns about the lack of road markings at Wright Avenue (the entrance road to the Riverside Nature Park and the Recycling Centre) where the entrance to the recycling centre meets the main road to the Nature Park (to its left) and back to Riverside Avenue (to its right).
 
Given the significant vehicle movements going in and out of the recycling centre (including large council vehicles), the need for proper road markings was obvious and I asked the council to provide these.    As you can see (below) this work has since been carried out: