29/04/2015

West Queen Street Broughty Ferry - Claypotts Junction to Bayfield Road - Road Resurfacing from Sat 9 May 2015

Road Closed, Diversion sign.Road works are programmed to commence at West Queen Street Broughty Ferry (Claypotts Junction to Bayfield Road) on Saturday, 9 May 2015 and will last approximately sev days.
The Contractor for the works is Tayside Contracts.

In the interest of public safety, road closures will be implemented between Claypotts Road and Bayfield Road.

The works will be carried out in two phases to minimise disruption to traffic.
  • Phase 1:- West Queen Street/Claypotts Road junction will be closed for 2 days from Saturday 9 May to Sunday 10 May and
  • Phase 2:- West Queen Street from West of Claypotts junction to Bayfield Road will be closed for a further 5 days from Monday 11 May.
Note, Claypotts Road junction will be open.
  • During Phase 1 vehicular traffic will be diverted via Victoria Road, Ballinard Road, Balgillo Road, Forthill Road, and reverse and
  • During Phases 2 vehicular traffic will be diverted via Victoria Road, Strathern Road, Claypotts Road and reverse.
Phase 2 closure will not be implemented until Phase 1 has been completed.

Bus Services will be affected by this road closure and bus passengers are advised to visit www.dundeetravelinfo.com or telephone the bus operator for further details of diversion routes and alternative bus stops.

Please note that a pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained throughout the works.
 

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please contact Mr L Grubb, Senior Engineer, Road Maintenance by telephoning 01382 834126.

05/04/2015

Commenting on Shared Use Cycle and Pedestrian Pathway on Coupar Angus Road

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I have received a detailed briefing about this proposal which has attracted matched funding from Sustrans.


This is a very positive development which will lead to the creation of an additional cycling route alongside the Coupar Angus Road from the Kingsway north to the boundary with Angus. I think it is well thought through and will provide links with cycle routes in the south at the Lochee Transport Hub and in the north with Muirhead and Birkhill. In fact, when Angus Council realise their aspiration for an off road cycletrack on a long stretch of the bed of the former Newtyle railway, there should be opportunities for a cycling route all the way to Newtyle.


This development will therefore see another shared use pathway for cycling and walking. In this instance, I hope that the relatively light current use by pedestrians will mean there should be less potential for future conflict between walkers and cyclists sharing the pathway. Recently, I was admiring the new signs at the beginning of the shared use coastal pathway between Douglas Terrace and the Stannergate. These signs urge all users to show consideration to each other. I assume that some of these will be deployed on this new shared use pathway.