Wednesday 17 March 2021

Proposed Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street road safety improvements #dundeewestend

As residents know, I have long campaigned for road safety improvements at the junction of Cleghorn Street and Lochee Road.

There have been a number of minor accidents at the junction and, following my request to the then Director of City Development some time ago, it was agreed to include the junction for a safety audit and any resulting improvements.

The feedback from residents has been that the right turn out of Cleghorn Street into Lochee Road is a potential safety issue.    It also, at busy times, leads to tailbacks at the junction in Cleghorn Street, in an area of  known and long-standing air quality problems.

I am therefore pleased to advise that, yesterday, the City Council updated me as follows :

"Please find attached a drawing showing road safety improvement proposals for Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street junction. 

We are proposing to install a section of central island on Lochee Road adjacent to Cleghorn Street, thus preventing any right hand turning movements into Cleghorn Street heading inbound to city centre. Also there will be no right-hand movements out of Cleghorn Street onto Lochee Road inbound to city centre. 

These works will hopefully be carried out with the next few months barring any more future lock down restrictions."

This is a sensible improvement and I have been assured I will be kept informed on timescales and will keep residents updated.