08/09/2009

Road works and bus changes

The major roadworks which I mentioned last week came into effect today. It is too early to tell what impact they will have but there will be disruption.

National Express Dundee (who used to be Travel Dundee and a lot of other things for older readers!) have issued the statement below which includes some useful information about changes to services as a result of the roadworks.


A92 ESSENTIAL ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS FROM 8 SEPTEMBER 2009
TEMPORARY BUS DIVERSIONS


BEAR Scotland will be carrying out essential road maintenance works on the A92 between East Marketgait and Greendykes Road, Dundee from 8 September for approximately 10 weeks.

As a result National Express Dundee services 8X, 98a and 98b will be temporarily re-routed as follows:

Service 8X
Normal route to Riverside Drive. From Riverside Drive buses will run via West Marketgait, Yeaman’s Shore, Union Street, Whitehall Crescent then normal route from Shore Terrace
( Dock Street). Buses towards Barnhill are not affected

Service 98A
Normal route to Shore Terrace (Dock Street). From Shore Terrace buses will run via Commercial Street, Seagate, East Marketgait, back into Dock Street and then normal route.

Service 98B
Normal route to Commercial Street. Buses will then run via Seagate, East Marketgait to Dock Street to join normal route.

Affected bus stops will display details of the diversions.

All other National Express Dundee services will operate as normal. However, due to changes in traffic flow around Dundee as a result of the road closure between East Marketgait and Greendykes Road, bus services may be subject to delays, particularly at peak times.

Lawrence Davie, Director National Express Dundee, said: “National Express Dundee will be working with Bear Scotland and Dundee City Council to keep bus services running as smoothly as possible, while the essential road works are taking place on the A92 East Dock Street. However, we are advising passengers to allow extra time for their journey, particularly if travelling during the morning or afternoon peak times as there may be changes to traffic flow around Dundee. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask passengers to please bear with us whilst BEAR Scotland carry out necessary resurfacing and reconstruction work on the A92 trunk road.”

Full details of service changes are available on
www.nationalexpress.com/dundee on the ‘service changes’ pages.