Drivers are set to face more disruption as Dundee gears up for the latest in a series of roadworks.
The North Marketgait will have one lane closed for five weeks from August 17 to allow for street lamp replacements on the inner ring road.
Roadworks are already ongoing at the new Waterfront development and East Dock Street, where a contraflow system is in place. The latest works will be between the Dudhope and Ladywell roundabouts.
Councillor Will Dawson, convener of the city development committee, admitted that Dundee appears to “own all the cones” — but stressed that the city will benefit from the works.
He said: “The roadworks going on around the city at the moment, and in coming months, are an accumulation of things.
“Work on the Waterfront may seem like it’s going on for a long time, but it is a big project.
“Dundee does seem to be the city that owns all the cones, but if we are doing work, such as replacing the lamps, then roads need to be closed for safety reasons.
“Nobody likes roadworks, but we’d be damned if we do and damned if we don’t.
In the case of North Marketgait, there will be a benefit as we’re replacing the lamps with lower voltage LED equivalents.
“We are trying to cut the council’s carbon footprint and this will help.
“Some of the columns are also at the end of their life.
“A lot of the roadworks are planned to take place over the holidays when a lot of people are away and the traffic is lighter.
“But it’s not possible to do this all the time, for example if emergency works have to be done.”
Among recent road closures wasDens Road, between Dura Street and Arklay Street, to allow for resurfacing work, with delays and traffic jams reported.
Arbroath Road had roadworks five times in July, as the council, BT and Scottish Water all undertook improvements, with the latest being traffic island repairs.
The stretch between Claypotts junction and the Scott Fyffe roundabout was closed at times for a week.
A City Council spokeswoman said: “A lane will be closed on North Marketgait from August 17 to allow for light repair works. There will be no diversions in place.”