Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of supporting local bus services in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. The Order is expected to be in force for 12 months from 22 April 2021. Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily(1) all vehicles northbound except buses and cycles in Meadowside (northbound motorised vehicular lane) for a distance of 24 metres or thereby northwards from a point 17.5 metres or thereby northwards from the intersection of the extended west kerbline of Meadowside with the extended north kerbline of Bell Street and (2) all vehicles in the southmost lane except buses and cycles at West Marketgait, Westport Roundabout and Hawkhill (southmost lane) from a point 35.5 metres or thereby eastwards from the junction of West Marketgait with Westport Roundabout at its east leg, westwards for a distance of 73 metres or thereby.
Buses and cyclists are unaffected.
No diversion routes required.
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to Mark Cobb, Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS, no later than five working days prior to the commencement date. If you have any queries please contact Mr Cobb 01382 433082.
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.