Following investigations on site, Scottish Water has confirmed that complex repairs are required for the areas water main as well as the 700mm diameter brick-built sewer beneath Dens Road, between its junctions with Dura Street and Arthurstone Terrace.

This section of the road is required to be closed for the duration of the repair work which is currently estimated to be ongoing until the end of September 2024.

A burst water main occurred on Monday 3rd June and Scottish Water’s field team responded quickly to make the site safe and restore all affected water supplies. Further investigation has identified significant damage to the water main and nearby sewer, which needs to be repaired in close proximity to other significant underground utility infrastructure before the road can be reopened safely.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “We would like to apologise for the need to close a section of Dens Road.  We are working closely with our supply chain and other partners to coordinate a complex repair to the water main and sewer so that the road can be re-opened safely towards the end of September.

Our team will continue to work with Dundee City Council to ensure the traffic management arrangements work as smoothly as possible and we would like to apologise for the inconvenience this causes and ask road users to plan their journeys and allow some extra time when possible.”