A half-mile stretch of one of Dundee’s busiest roads is set to close for 10 days in order to install a new pedestrian crossing.
A HALF-mile stretch of one of Dundee’s busiest roads is set to close for 10 days in order to install a new pedestrian crossing.
The A92 Arbroath Road will be shut between Fairfield Road and Claypotts Road from April 1 so the traffic lights can be erected, linking Dawson and Claypotts parks.
It will be closed both ways during the works, with the council hoping to reopen the road by April 11.
Residents’ access to their homes is unlikely to be affected by the works. However, disruption for road users is expected as a result of the closure.
Diversions could redirect traffic on to nearby Dundee Road, where drivers can rejoin Claypotts Road at its southernmost point and continue their journeys on the A92.
Ferry councillor Craig Duncan said he welcomed the move to link up the two parks.
The works bear a similarity to a project to do the same across the Kingsway at Caird Park, which is almost complete.
Mr Duncan said: “It looks as though it will link up the two parks. It can be tricky crossing there when you have kids or dogs.
“It’ll be good to join them up in a safe way and I’m looking forward to them going in.”
The works are the second major project to impact Arbroath Road users in less than 12 months.
The pothole-pocked road was closed for two weeks last July for significant resurfacing works.
Those works were carried out during the summer, when traffic is lighter.
Similarly, the latest set of works will take place during the spring school holidays.
Mr Duncan added: “There is never an excellent time to do roadworks but they have tried to do these at a time when they are least likely to have an impact on a lot of people, which is to be commended.”
Elsewhere in Dundee, another street is set to close for two weeks during the spring holidays for the installation of a second pedestrian crossing.
Old Glamis Road south of the Kingsway will close between Balgray Street and Fairmuir Road starting on April 1 for pedestrian crossing works.
That closure will impact on bus services, including Xplore Dundee’s 18 which will divert via Park Road, Strathmartine Road and Clepington Road before resuming its route towards the city centre.
The service heading out of the city, towards Kirkton, will not be affected by the works.