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A90 KINGSWAY IN DUNDEE

From : 18th June 2018

To : 13th July 2018

Posted : 7th June 2018

Footbridge protection improvements worth £500,000 planned for three bridges on A90 Kingsway in Dundee

Works get underway from mid-June

Majority of project to take place overnight to minimise disruption to road users

Three footbridges on the A90 Kingsway in Dundee are set to benefit from footbridge improvements worth over £500,000 starting next month.  The works will be carried out in phases, starting first at Strathmartine Road Roundabout footbridge before moving to the footbridges at Old Glamis Road Roundabout and Pitkerro Road Roundabout.  

The project will involve upgrading the vehicle restraint barriers and realigning small sections of the carriageway to improve the overall footbridge protection from traffic at each of the three locations. 

Works are first expected to begin at Strathmartine Road Roundabout on Monday 18 June for around four weeks.  The project will then move to Old Glamis Round Roundabout towards the end of July for three weeks, before works then progress to Pitkerro Road Roundabout footbridge for five weeks from the end of August.

Works at all three footbridges has been planned to minimise disruption as much as possible by carrying out most of the project at night-time.  To keep everyone safe during the improvements, some overnight traffic management will be required, including night-time lane closures and some overnight road closures with short local diversions, details of which will be shared in advance.  Some weekend working may be required during the day however this will be kept to a minimum to further limit any impact to motorists.  

The Strathmartine and Old Glamis Road footbridges will remain open throughout the whole project, with the Pitkerro Road footbridge open for the vast majority of the work with the exception of a few short periods when the bridge is required to close for safety.  Diversions will be in place for bridge users during these times.  

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £500,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to improve three pedestrian and cyclist footbridges on the A90, helping to make them safer.  

“We’ve arranged for the vast majority of the project to take place overnight to limit the impact of the work to road users and pedestrians as much as possible, and any required day-time work will be carried out at weekends to further minimse any disruption.

“We’ve been working with Dundee City Council and have ensured that no works will take place during major events such as The Open Golf Championship to avoid delaying road users.

“We’ve also managed to ensure that the footbridges remain open throughout the work, with the exception of Pitkerro where we’ll need to close the bridge for safety for a few short periods, although we’ll ensure any diversions are notified in advance.  

“Further details about the project will be provided in the coming weeks and ensure all relevant stakeholders are kept informed.  Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, however we encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website.”

These works have been planned in conjunction with Dundee City Council and Police Scotland.

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org,  twitter @ trafficscotland or the new mobile website my.trafficscotland.org. 

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