Dundee commuters told to avoid major city centre route set to close

West Marketgait (stock image)

A major city route is set to partially close later this month, with commuters being told to avoid the area if possible.

Part of West Marketgait will be closed southbound from Overgate Lane to Nethergate for two weeks from February 19.

The closure is to allow SSE to install new cable overlay in the area.

West End councillor Fraser Macpherson urged commuters to take the works into consideration when planning journeys.

He said: “As I understand these are necessary works being carried out by electric company SSE and are not part of a council project.

“Although It is only a relatively short part of West Marketgait, this is a main road in the city.

“The small stretch of road is clearly a very busy part of West Marketgait and I am anxious to ensure traffic management ensures tailbacks are kept to a minimum.

“The busiest time will, of course, be at rush hour so I would advise drivers to keep the road closure in mind. The works will undoubtedly have an effect on commuters so I would suggest they take that into account when planning their journey.

“Even though it is only a one-lane closure it will take a bit longer especially in rush hour.”

A spokesman for SSE said: “The works are essential to give the best service we can to our customers.

“We will be installing cables which are a total of 1.5km long, the investment cost for the project is £100,000.

“We apologise in advance of any impact this closure has on the public.”

Meanwhile Glamis Road will also be closed from Blackness Road to Dickson Avenue for 10 days from February 19.

This is to allow for footway and tree works. The street and nearby off-roads have been used in recent years by staff and visitors to Ninewells Hospital, who have been unable to park in the Indigo-run private car park.