Getting things done – Blackness Avenue, Hyndford Street and Seymour Street

Residents have brought to my attention that fact that some of the gullies at road edges in Blackness Avenue, Hyndford Street and Seymour Street are full and blocked.   I reported this to the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership who have advised:
 
“Gullies are cleaned on cyclic maintenance with a frequency of approximately twice per eighteen months with particular attention given to gullies at low points. The gullies in the area will be checked by the Road Maintenance Partnership inspector who will arrange for an additional emptying if required. This will be done as soon as resources are available.”
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Good news for Hyndford Street

A couple of years ago, at the request of residents in Hyndford Street, I requested that the north end pavements in the street be included in the Unadopted Footways List for future upgrading and adoption by Dundee City Council.
 
The City Engineer kindly agreed to do so and its now good to see that these pavements are now being upgraded – see right – and will thereafter be adopted by the local authority.

Getting things done … Hyndford Street

Residents have recently complained to me about the poor state of the road in Hyndford Street at its junction with Speed Street.
 
I raised the matter with the Roads Maintenance Partnership who have responded as follows:
 
“An order has been raised by the Road Maintenance Partnership inspector to repair a dip in the carriageway opposite the junction with Speed Street with a timescale for repair of twenty eight days or sooner.”

North end of Hyndford Street

Following requests from residents that the very top part of Hyndford Street be added to the list of streets for future pavement upgrade under the Unadopted Footways Programme, the City Engineer has advised me :

“I can confirm that the section of Hyndford Street north of Blackness Avenue will be assessed in 2012/13 and added to the Unadopted Footway priority list after assessment.”

Many thanks to Scottish Water

Towards the end of last week, I received the following concern from a local resident :

“Corner Speed St/Hyndford Street – Water is gushing from main valve in middle of the road. Given the current weather conditions and forecast for frost, there is imminent danger of the whole road icing up – all the way down to Perth Road in the worst case.”

I contacted Scottish Water regarding this and am very grateful to them for the very prompt overnight response.

Hyndford Street

I am delighted that the pavement in Hyndford Street has now been brought up to standard and adopted by the local authority.    (See earlier story http://www.dundeewestend.com/2007/01/planning-pinegrove-hyndford-street.html)
 
Residents are naturally pleased at the improvement, summed up by the following e-mail to me last week:
 
“I am sure you will know that Hyndford Street has just been upgraded to an adopted standard.
Thank you for your involvement over the past years !  It has been appreciated.
No more old folk, prams, wheelchairs etc taking risks by preferring to walk on the road.”