A number of bus services are delayed this morning due to the closure of a major Dundee road.
Dura Street in Stobswell, between Brown Constable Street and Erskine Street – a busy route for people travelling to and from the city centre – has been closed to allow carriageway resurfacing work to be carried out.
Motorists are currently experiencing disruption and both major bus companies covering the city have reported delays.
A statement from Xplore Dundee said: “Traffic delays continue to affect services 15/17 | 22 | 32/33 due to Dura St closure.”
It added: “Services also encounter temp. traffic lights at Meadowside & services 15/17 still have additional lights on Pitkerro Rd.”
🚗 Traffic delays continue to affect services 15/17 | 22 | 32/33 due to Dura St closure. Services also encounter temp. traffic lights at Meadowside & services 15/17 still have additional lights on Pitkerro Rd.
Our driving team is working hard to maintain service nevertheless.
— Xplore Dundee (@XploreDundeeBus) October 30, 2018
Stagecoach East Scotland said that the road closure was causing delays on services 20/21, 39A, 73A and 139.
Tayside Contracts, which is doing the work on behalf of Dundee City Council, plans to have it completed by Friday.
Roads maintenance staff were on site yesterday to prepare for the start of the work.
It’s the latest in a series of closures affecting Stobswell – with traders complaining in the past about lost business due to a lack of passing trade.
However, Colin Clement, of the Stobswell Forum, said he was hopeful this latest work would have minimal impact on locals.
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: “These roadworks are part of an ongoing roads maintenance programme across the city.
“Diversions will be in operation during the works and these will be signposted for motorists.”
Meanwhile, a series of other roadworks affecting Stobswell and the surrounding area will get under way next week.
Starting next Monday, temporary traffic lights will be put up at various locations to allow for BT Openreach cabling works on Victoria Street, Crescent Street, Dens Road, Lyon Street, Dura Street and Ogilvie Street for two weeks.
A BT Openreach spokeswoman said: “We’ve been asked to reroute existing cables which provide high speed internet links used by local businesses.
“Temporary traffic management will be in place with someone on site to manage any traffic issues that arise and measures will be put in place to minimise any impact to pedestrians.”