Road issue – Elliot Road #dundeewestend

Residents have drawn to my attention an apprently forgotten road excavation in Elliot Road – see below :
I have asked the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership to ascertain responsibility – I suspect a utility – and request this gets completed as soon as possible.

Getting things done – Elliot Road

Back in April, residents contacted me about the state of the fencing round the Elliot Road playing fields – this needed some repairs and a repaint (given the rather ghastly and faded pink paint) – see below :
I contacted the City Council asking for this and an officer in the City Development Department responded positively as follows :
“I am looking to carry out some maintenance works to the Pavilion and I asked the Property Officer to obtain costs to repair and repaint the boundary fence.”
Repairs and a repaint have now been carried out and the finished result is a significant improvement – see below :

Elliot Road Update

Further to my article last Wednesday about the footpaths of Elliot Road, I have now been advised by the City Council that the proposed project has (subject to the outcome of resident consultation) been brought forward to wek commencing 11th January 2010.
The City Development Department has advised :
” … unfortunately there are delays to the approvals with the another project hence Elliot Road being brought forward to the 11th.”

Elliot Road – pavements and trees

The north footway of Elliot Road is in really poor condition, with trip hazards, thanks to tree roots – and the south footway is not adopted at all.    The City Development Department recently consulted me and other councillors about a number of options to improve matters and the option described by the department (below) is the agreed proposal.      There is now consultation with householders taking place and it is envisaged work will  commence on 26th January :

“Elliot Road provides vehicle and pedestrian access to Royal Victoria Hospital and pedestrian access to the adjacent Balgay Cemetery. The street has a tree lined footway to the north and to the south there is a park in the middle with housing at the west end and housing and lock ups to the east. There are not any residential properties on the north side.

The north footway is adopted whereas the south is not. The north footway is in poor condition due to many trip hazards caused by tree roots and the adjacent cemetery hedge which is also causing narrowing to below 1.2m width. The south sections of footway provide access to properties. They have scored highly in the Unadopted Footways programme and were due for upgrade and adoption this financial year.

Preferred option :

Combined Scheme to retain all existing mature trees and relocate the footway to south side of the road. This will address tripping hazards and footway width issues while retaining all 24 mature and healthy trees as well as providing a continuous footway on the south side. It is proposed to convert the redundant north footway into a grass verge so there is minimal residual liability for tripping issues. This footway does not provide access to any residential properties so the retention of it is not thought to be required. A Stopping Up Traffic Order is not required as the footway is to be re-aligned within the existing highway boundary.

The Adopted Footway works are to convert the north footway to grass verge and provide a new footway within the park. The Estates Section of City Development who manage this land on behalf of the Education Dept who own it, have granted approval to construct a new footway as proposed as it will not affect their long term proposals. The Unadopted footway works are to upgrade and adopt the footways either side of the park on the south side of the road.

Tree Implications – Retention of all 32 mature and healthy trees.”

Glamis Road east footpath

The footway in Glamis Road on the east side – adjacent to Balgay Cemetery – is in poor condition.
I have received complaints from residents about a problem of the surface erosion from rain here, and at the corner of Glamis Road and Elliot Road, it is exacerbated by the fact that rain water runs out of the cemetery gate at this location.
I have been in touch with the City Council about the issue and am pleased to note that this section of Glamis Road is in this year’s unadopted footway programme with an expected start date early in the new calendar year, although this may be brought forward dependant on winter service commitments.