Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Winter maintenance over past few days

With the inclement weather over the past few days, I have had numerous winter maintenance queries from constituents.   The City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership has updated me regarding resources deployed and I reproduce this below.   

The reference to West Park Road is in relation to a specific concern I raised about the road surface there on Monday - there was a minor traffic accident there at the junction with Beechwood Terrace on Monday morning:

"In response to your enquiry relating to the winter service delivered over the last few days I can confirm that all available resources were deployed in accordance with Committee Report 365-2012: Winter Maintenance Service.

With regard to West Park Road there was a road traffic accident which Tayside Police attended at approx. 8am on Monday 11th March.  

Priority carriageway gritting route 02 which includes West Park Road, was treated between 0600 and 0800 on the morning of Monday 11th March.

The following resources were deployed by the Roads Maintenance Partnership on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday:

Sunday 10th March:

•         Priority carriageway routes were treated by mainline gritters commencing 0500 through to 1700

•         Secondary and cul-de-sac carriageway routes were treated by tractor 8 gritters commencing treatment from 0700 through to 1700

•         Priority footway routes were treated by mainline mini-ploughs commencing 0530. 

•         Secondary footway routes followed priority footway routes through to 1700

•         Nightshift carriageway routes (east and west) commenced 1900 through to 0530.

Monday 11th March:

•         Priority carriageway routes were treated by mainline gritters commencing 0600 through to 1930

•         Secondary and cul-de-sac carriageway routes were treated by tractor 8 gritters commencing treatment from 0600 through to 1800

•         Priority footway routes were treated by mainline mini-ploughs commencing 0600. 

•         Secondary footway routes followed priority footway routes through to 1900

•         Nightshift carriageway routes (east and west) commenced 2100 through to 0530.

Tuesday 12th March:

•         Priority carriageway routes are being treated by mainline gritters, commenced 0500 onwards

•         Secondary and cul-de-sac carriageway routes are being treated by tractor 8 gritters, commenced treatment 0600 onwards

•         Priority footway routes are being treated by mainline mini-ploughs, commenced 0600 onwards. 

•         Secondary footway routes follow priority footway routes 

•         Nightshift carriageway routes (east and west) will commence 2100 through to 0530.

In addition the Environment Dept had a workforce of approx. 75 treating sheltered housing and social works priority buildings on Monday, and a workforce of approx. 40 Tuesday."