Traffic disruption as roadworks start on busy Dundee routes

A sign advises drivers of a road closure in preparation for utility works at the city’s Clepington Road as part of a water network upgrade.

Motorists have been warned to prepare for disruption as three weeks of roadworks on key Dundee routes got under way.

Scottish Water is carrying out vital utility works at Clepington Road as part of its multimillion-pound investment in the city’s water network.

The first phase, which began on Monday, saw a westbound closure introduced between Balgray Place and Caird Avenue, with a diversion via Arklay Street, Dens Road, Moncur Crescent and Caird Avenue, with eastbound traffic unaffected.

Provost Road is closed in both directions at the Clepington Road junction, with local access maintained throughout.

During the second phase, there will be no lane closures as work will take place on the footpath — however, there will be parking restrictions between numbers 106 and 162.

An eastbound closure between Graham Street and Mains Loan will be introduced during the third phase, with a diversion along Caird Avenue, Moncur Crescent, Dens Road, Dura Street and Forfar Road — westbound traffic will not be affected until the fourth phase, when eastbound traffic will flow as normal.

Roadworks near Balgray Place.

The final phase will require an eastbound closure between Fairmuir Street and Old Glamis Road, with a diversion put in place via Strathmartine Road and Caird Avenue. Each phase is expected to last about three weeks.

Food on the Green, business owner, Ronnie Clark, said he was “concerned” about the closure.

He said: “I realise these works need to be carried out, but I’m still concerned over the period of time that sections of the road will be closed. It was closed for eight weeks previously in one direction when Scottish Water was carrying out work and it did have an impact on trade.”

Clive Duncan, from Scottish Water, said: “We worked hard with the council to come up with this plan and we are confident that it will help keep the traffic flowing and also allow access to local businesses in the area.

“This £5 million mains upgrade across Dundee is an investment that will ensure customers can continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water.”