Thursday 29 July 2010

Temporary Road Closures - A90 Swallow Roundabout

This morning, the City Council published the following public notice :


THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of A90 Swallow/Landmark roundabout carriageway resurfacing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in

1 Dykes of Gray Road (from its junction with A90 to Landmark Hotel access road), Dundee.

2 A85 Riverside Avenue (from its junction with A90 to Apollo Way), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Sunday 8 August 2010 for 5 nights (from 7.30pm to 6.30am).

Only one of these closures will be in effect at any time. Riverside Avenue will not close until phase 1 is complete.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via:

1 A90 Kingsway West / Myrekirk Road / Liff Road / Gourdie Brae / U328.

2 A90 Kingsway West / Myrekirk Road / South Road / Explorer Road / Apollo Way.

For further information contact (01382) 433168.

I queried if Riverside Avenue itself was being resurfaced again - because it had work on it as recently as August 2007. The City Development Department advises :

"The resurfacing is being carried out on the A90 roundabout by Bear Scotland but affects Riverside Avenue. Riverside Avenue is not being resurfaced."

I also asked the Director of City Development when the
planned improvements to the Swallow roundabout area were likely to take place. This had envisaged getting rid of the roundabout, intallation of a signalised junction and a new road layout to improve traffic flow - a project to be advanced through the TACTRAN capital programme. It would be very wasteful to resurface the area of the roundabout only to see it being removed entirely thereafter. The Director of City Development has, in response, indicated :

"The reconstruction of the roundabout is only required once the western gateway proposals are well advanced - ie 250 new houses excluding Liff Hospital. Therefore no works to the Swallow are imminent."