Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Temporary Traffic Order - Perth Road

From Dundee City Council :

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 three weeks from 9 May 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Perth Road from West Park Road to Blackness Avenue (Phase 1) and at the junction of Perth Road, Hawkhill and Blackness Avenue (Phase 2).

During Phase 2 temporary traffic lights will be set up to allow traffic to flow between Perth Road and Hawkhill.  All other manoeuvres at this junction will not be possible.

An alternative route will be available via Blackness Avenue, Blackness Road and Glamis Road (Phase 1) and Perth Road, Nethergate, West Marketgait, Hawkhill, Blackness Avenue, Blackness Road and Glamis Road (Phase 2).

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.  If you have any queries please contact 433082.

With regard to the above, the council's City Development Department has further informed me as follows :

Carriageway resurfacing work will begin on 9th May commencing at the west side of Blackness Avenue and heading towards West Park Road. This phase of the works are programmed to last for 2 weeks. During this phase of the works we will also be resurfacing the footway opposite Harris Academy (Grosvenor Road to West Park Road). During this 2 week period Perth Rd will be closed with vehicular traffic diverted via Glamis Road / Blackness Road / Blackness Avenue and reverse.

During this phase of the works we will maintain access/egress to/from Perth Road from the West Park Road end of the works although it should be noted that the road is closed for reasons of public safety and the safety of the workforce, use of the road should be kept to a minimum.

Parking is likely to be available overnight on most sections of the road but any vehicles parked within the site during the day will obviously have a detrimental effect on progress of the works and will cause delays to the resurfacing works.

The 2nd phase of the works is programmed to commence on 23rd May and last for 1 week, this will involve resurfacing of the Perth Road / Blackness Avenue / Hawkhill junction, during this phase of the works an east / west traffic flow will be maintained controlled by temporary traffic lights. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to access or egress the junction from Blackness Avenue or Perth Road (south). 

I understand that all of the above will cause a degree of inconvenience to road users but am sure you will understand that this work will improve the road network in this area.