Disruption warning as roadworks to start on busy Dundee streets

Roadworks are set for the Nethergate at its junction with West Marketgait.
Roadworks are set for the Nethergate at its junction with West Marketgait.

Two busy Dundee city centre streets are set to be affected by roadworks early in the new year.

BT will carry out work on Nethergate and on West Marketgait next month for cable duct laying.

On Nethergate, that will mean temporary traffic lights being installed at the junction with South Tay Street for one week, starting on Saturday January 9.

Meanwhile, the work on West Marketgait will see the southbound inside lane closed between North Marketgait and West Bell Street from Wednesday January 6 for five days.

BT is also set to carry out further work on Douglas Street, at the junction with West Hendersons Wynd, from Wednesday January 6 for a period of five days.

A spokesman for BT Openreach insisted that the works were “essential” but apologised for any disruption that they will cause.

He told the Tele: “Roadworks can be necessary for many engineering reasons and are undertaken in consultation with the relevant roads authority and in accordance with any statutory requirements.

“We’re sorry for any disruption while works take place but we don’t undertake such works unless they are essential.

“Openreach applies for notice to the local authority to excavate.

“If other utilities are already working at the location, the authority may deny access until such time as the other utility has completed.

“There are times when utilities co-ordinate their work but this generally depends on the nature and compatibility of the works and whether it is necessary to work on all the utilities at the same time to allow alterations to the road, such as widening or surface lowering.”

Meanwhile, Forfar Road at Clepington Road will have temporary traffic lights installed on Sunday January 3 for Scottish Water main repair work.

Lights will also be installed on Broughty Ferry Road at Market Street for gas main renewal, from Tuesday January 5 for three weeks.