Saturday, 6 August 2016

Scottish Water further proposed works - minor change

Further to my update yesterday about the works planned for Blackness/City Road/Lochee Road and surrounding areas, at the drop-in event at the Mitchell Street Centre on Thursday, I discussed the timetable and, in particular, trying to minimise inconvenience to residents as far as possible - including the schools at the West End campus - St Joseph's Primary, Victoria Park Primary and Balgay Hill Nursery.

I now give below a further update from Scottish Water that makes a minor change :

As the next phase of a £5 million project to upgrade water mains and secure the supply and high quality of drinking water in Dundee begins this month, Scottish Water is advising of a minor change to the work schedule.

Work is currently on-going and on schedule in the Perth Road area of the city and the next stage, which is due to begin next week, will see work in the Blackness Road/City Road and Lochee Road areas.

This phase of the upgrade is expected to take 10-12 weeks in total and there will be traffic management measures in place on a rolling programme.

Following a successful information event in the city and after consultation with customers, Scottish Water are adjusting the timetable for some of the work to minimise any inconvenience to pupils starting back at local schools in the Blackness Road area.

Work in and around this area will now be done at a more convenient time, which will be confirmed at a later date.

Changes to the schedule mean as it stands now, work starts on August 9th in the following streets:

Abbotsford Street
Annfield Street - Road Closure
Blackness Street – Road Closure
Ure Street – Road Closure

The work due to start on this date which would see the closure of Peddie Street in this phase has been put back to minimise disruption as schools return.

The rolling programme of work was due to move on to the Blackness Road area with an estimated start date of 15th August, but to minimise disruption to pupils returning to school most of this work will be put back to a later date. 

Work scheduled for Blackness Road and Rosefield Street will now go ahead at a later date, to be confirmed, but the work estimated to start on this date that sees the closure of Rosefield Place will still go ahead as planned.

The rolling programme of works then continues as scheduled on the following streets with an estimated date of 22nd August:

City Road/Milnbank Road – Road Closure with diversions in place.

The work also moves on to the Lochee Road section with this split into four phases to minimise disruption in the area, with an estimated start date of 22nd August:

Logie Street: Loons Road to City Road. South bound closure between these two junctions with associated lane width restrictions at Logie Street/Loons Road signalised junction. Rankine Street closed north bound. Associated side street closure of Muirton Road. Diversions will be in place.

Lochee Road: City Road to Tullideph Road. Two way traffic flow maintained. No road closure required. The Lochee Road rolling section has an estimated start date of 29th August.

Lochee Road: Tullideph Road to Dudhope Terrace. Closed south bound between these two junctions. Associated side street closures of Cleghorn Street and Rankine Street. Associated lane width restrictions at Lochee Road/Rankine Street junction. Diversions will be in place.

Lochee Road: Dudhope Terrace to Park Street. Closed south bound between these two junctions. Associated side street closure of Lower Pleasance. Associated lane width restriction at Lochee Road/Polepark Road signalised junction. Diversions will be in place.

The next stage of rolling work in this phase then takes place in the following streets with an estimated start date of 12th September:

St Mary's Place 
Mitchell Street
Benvie Road – Road Closure
Fyffe Street – Road Closure/Parking Restrictions
Eassons Angle

Local access will be maintained wherever possible on affected roads.

The exact timing of each part of the work will be confirmed as the rolling progresses, and updates will be posted on the Scottish Water website.

Work on Peddie Street, Blackness Road and Rosefield Street will now go ahead at a more convenient date and notice of the work will be given to customers well in advance.

I also give below the City Council's Temporary Traffic Order covering these works :

Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating Scottish Water mains renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 22 weeks from 8 August 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 (1) Annfield Road between Annfield Row and Blackness Road, (2) Annfield Street, (3) Blackness Road between Glenagnes Road and Forest Park Road, (4) Blyth Street between City Road and Fleuchar Street, (5) Benvie Road between Cleghorn Street and Fyffe Street, (6) Fyffe Street between Eassons Angle and Lawrence Street, (7) Fleuchar Street between Eassons Angle and Blyth Street, (8) City Road between Baxter Street and Rosefield Street, (9) City Road between Logie Street and Tullideph Road, (10) Peddie Street between Corso Street and Blackness Road, (11) Rosefield Street and (12) Ure Street.

The closures are planned to run in the advertised order but this may be subject to change and more than one road may be closed at any one time.  The one-way order relating to Blackness Street will be rescinded during that phase of the works.

Alternative routes will be available via (1) Annfield Road/Peddie Street/Blackness Road, (2) Peddie Street/Blackness Road/Annfield Road, (3) Bellfield Street/Hawkhill/Blackness Avenue, (4) Milnbank Road/Eassons Angle/Fleuchar Street, (5) Fyffe Street/Polepark Road/Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street, (6) Eassons Angle/Milnbank Road/Polepark Road, (7) Eassons Angle/Milnbank Road/City Road/Blyth Street, (8) Rosefield Street/Blackness Road/Glenagnes Road/Scott Street, (9) Tullideph Road/Lochee Road/Logie Street, (10) Corso Street/Blackness Avenue/Seymour Street, (11) Blackness Road/Glenagnes Road/Scott Street/City Road and (12) Bellfield Street/Ure Street.

If you have any queries please contact the Network Management Team on 433082.