Junction improvements Dumbreck Road/Mosspark Boulevard

Councillor Wilson has been liaising with Land and Environmental Services with regards to the junction improvements. Please find the details provided by  Land and Environmental Services below:

The current junction layout is dominated by vehicular traffic due to nearby slip roads providing access and egress to and from the M77 motorway. The large number of vehicles can be intimidating for pedestrians and cyclists looking to move between the local communities and the green spaces of Bellahouston Park / Pollok Park.

LES Technical Services Sustainable Transport team secured investment to undertake improvements to the current junction layout in order to improve the facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in terms of safety and access. The improvements will also help with the Council’s aspiration of encouraging residents to adopt active travel choices for short to medium length journeys. The improvements to the crossing points at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard are currently being undertaken as part of the Council’s cycling strategy. External investment was secured through the charity organisation Sustrans along with additional contributions from Transport Scotland’s Cycling Walking Safer Streets programme and as such this funding is ‘ring fenced’ for the purpose of cycling improvements.

You noted that there is also some concern from local residents that the improvements to the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard will have a detrimental impact on local traffic flows and that the removal of the slip road leading from Dumbreck Road to Mosspark Boulevard will further exacerbate this. Traffic modelling undertaken for the junction does not show any major impact on traffic flows.

In addition GCC is aware that Dumbreck Community Council and the Parent Council at Hazlewood School have been actively campaigning for the installation of traffic signals at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue located to the north of the junction of Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard. The Council has agreed to install new signals at the junction of Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue subject to available funding allocations in financial year 2017-2018.

Benefits of the Works

  • Improved crossing facilities on Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard for both pedestrians and cyclists with a reduction in crossing movements on Mosspark Boulevard from 3 stages to 2 pedestrian stages and also an increase in the pedestrian refuge island widths on both Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard.
  • Improved traffic flow for northbound and southbound vehicles on Dumbreck Road achieved by the removal of the slip lane and associated crossing point on Mosspark Boulevard to allow more “green” time to be assigned to northbound traffic lane on Dumbreck Road. The repositioning of the crossing points on Dumbreck Road leading to Fleurs Avenue will allow the stop line to be moved further south increasing queuing space for vehicles.
  • External investment obtained from Sustrans and Cycling Walking Safer Streets with no direct cost to the Council facilitated the upgrade of aging signalling equipment to allow the junction to operate more dynamically and efficiently. Enhanced connection between communities of Dumbreck, Mosspark, Bellahouston and Pollokshields as well as green spaces at Bellahouston Park and Pollok Park.

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6 thoughts on “Junction improvements Dumbreck Road/Mosspark Boulevard

  1. Tom Lindsay says:

    Will there also be a yellow box painted over the junction to stop selfish drivers blocking it?

    Will anything be done to stop selfish drivers deliberately using the inside lane northbound on Dumbreck Road then causing a back log of traffick as they force their way into the outside lane at the roundabout?

    Will there be red light cameras installed to catch drivers who deliberately run the red lights heading south on Dumbreck road?

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    • M3C says:

      Hi Tom, Councillor Alex has got back to me with this:

      Here is the response I received from Land and Environmental Services regarding the questions posted by the community council.

      Dear Councillor Wilson,

      I refer to your undernoted email of 21st March on behalf of Mosspark and Corkerhill Community Council regarding the improvements to the junction at Dumbreck Road and Mosspark Boulevard and note the following:

      Q1) Will there also be a yellow box painted over the junction to stop selfish drivers blocking it?

      · The traffic signals are being upgraded to run dynamically and more efficiently allowing timings to be adjusted as required which should alleviate the problems of the junction becoming oversaturated and blocked. The highway code states for yellow box junctions that “You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right”. Yellow Box Junctions are normally only prescribed at cross road junctions to ensure that straight through traffic is not impeded.

      Q2) Will anything be done to stop drivers deliberately using the inside lane northbound on Dumbreck Road then causing a back log of traffic as they force their way into the outside lane at the roundabout?

      · This is outside the scope of this project although I would note that approval has been given to allocate funding during financial year 2017-18 to signalise the junction of Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue.

      Q3) Will there be red light cameras installed to catch drivers who deliberately run the red lights heading south on Dumbreck road?

      · The installation of camera technology to identify drivers who run red lights is funded by the Scottish Government, through the Scottish Safety Camera Programme Office and operational delivery is undertaken by Police Scotland and as such all requests for consideration should be directed to safety.cameras@transport.gov.scot

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  2. Paul Smith says:

    The theory that “Traffic modelling undertaken for the junction does not show any major impact on traffic flows.” – already showing that this is NOT the case. Traffic is now regularly backed up as far as Giffnock Soccer Centre on Dumbreck Road in the morning, where prior to the closing of the filter lane, it flowed freely. A 10 min journey has now turned into a 35 min journey.

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    • M3C says:

      Hi Paul, we shall make sure to highlight this at the next Community Council meeting. Please keep us up to date of any other issues with the new layout.

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  3. Ali says:

    I would just like to reiterate the points above by Paul Smith, traffic is regularly backed up, what if any traffic flow modelling was undertaken for busier periods such as rush hour in the mornings, evenings, on football match days. Can you clarify the results which lead to the conclusion that there would be no impact on traffic flow. I live in the area and i’m seeing considerable differences.

    In addition, the roundabout on Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue clearly hasn’t worked, traffic is still backed up and people are ignoring the rules and stopping on the roundabout and ignoring the fact they are blocking cars entering or leaving Dumbreck avenue. Before the roundabout was implemented this location had yellow grid box, why was it deemed necessary to remove this in place of a roundbabout system and did the traffic flow modelling carried out at the time conclude there would also be no impact? In addition, is there a specified date for the changes to be carried out between Dumbreck Road and Dumbreck Avenue, how long will the implementation take and what disruptions are expected?

    If GCC get this wrong again it will be the local community that suffers on a daily basis

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