These Dundee roads will be closed for the V&A opening weekend

Road closures have been announced ahead of the 3D Festival celebrating the grand opening of the V&A.

Signage at the front of the V&A Dundee

The festival starts on Friday September 14, the day before the design museum opens its doors.

To get ready for the thousands of visitors who are expected to arrive in the city, some roads will be closed from the Friday morning for three days.

South Commercial Street and Riverside Esplanade will be closed from 10am on Friday September 14 until 10pm the following day.

Shore Terrace and Thomson Avenue will face the longest closure, being shut from 2pm on the Friday until 6am on Sunday September 16.

Dock Street from Whitehall Crescent to Commercial Street and including nearby Crichton Street will be shut from 3pm on the Friday until 7pm on the Saturday.

Union Street – from South Marketgait to Yeaman Shore – will also be closed at the same time.

At 10am this morning the Tay Road Bridge ramp into Dundee closed northbound, meaning Perth-bound traffic is being diverted along the ring road anti-clockwise, via East Marketgait.

The ramp will reopen and normal service will resume at 10pm on Saturday, after the 3D Festival in Slessor Gardens has finished.

A Tay Road Bridge statement said: “Expect delays coming into Dundee from Fife, take extra care and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.”

It is expected that about 10,000 people will attend the sold-out free concert, headlined by Primal Scream, at Slessor Gardens on the Friday night.

The Scottish rockers’ performance will involve a collaboration with contemporary visual artist and former Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie, which has been commissioned for the opening of the £80 million visitor attraction.

The band will be joined on the bill by singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and Dundee’s own Be Charlotte.

The following day, Slessor Gardens will host a series of free events dedicated to celebrating creative talent from the city.

The Saturday event is free and is not ticketed.

A limited edition of the Beano comic will also be available to those attending the festival.

Organisers expect up to 20,000 people to attend the two-day festival.

Free entry to the museum is ticketed over the opening weekend, due to the high levels of interest.

Tickets were allocated through a ballot system.

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