Pavement – Perth Road at Ninewells Avenue roundabout

Some time ago, I raised with the City Council requests from constituents about improving the footway from Tom McDonald Avenue to the south side of Perth Road, near the roundabout with Ninewells Avenue.   There is no properly made up footway here.
 
The council gave a commitment to provide a footway but it has not been installed yet and I therefore asked for an assurance it will be done soon.    I am pleased to say that I have now received this update from the council’s City Development Department:
 
“The Engineers have carried out a site survey for the proposed footway link including drop kerb provision.
This scheme is currently being designed and will then be issued with a works order for construction this calendar year 2014.”
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Pavements and crossings – Perth Road at Ninewells Avenue roundabout

I have recently received requests from constituents about improving the footway from Tom McDonald Avenue to the south side of Perth Road, and also the possibility of improved crossing facilities here, near the roundabout with Ninewells Avenue.   

As one resident in nearby Clayhills Drive pointed out :

“I live in Clayhills Drive and often walk to the bus stop on the Perth Road, but there simply aren’t adequate road crossings, meaning you either have to walk on the road or on the grass, neither of which is ideal.”

I raised the matter with the City Council and am pleased that steps to improve the footway access will be provided :

“I can confirm there are no plans to provide a controlled pedestrian crossing point in this area.
The traffic team does however intend to provide a surfaced footway access from Tom MacDonald Avenue to the south side of Perth Road this financial year.   This will link existing footways to the bus stops.”

Dundee City Council (Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee) (Prohibition Of Driving) Order 2009

Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to allow easier enforcement of the abuse at the rising bollard in Tom McDonald Avenue which is designed to only permit buses to pass through.  Some other vehicles are managing to circumvent the system.
 
Full details of the proposals are contained in the draft Order, which together with a Statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order may be examined during normal office hours and without payment of fee at Dundee City Council offices, Reception, Floor 4, 21 City Square, Dundee by any person, during a period of 21 days from 20 March 2009.
 
Any person may within 21 days from 20 March 2009 object to the proposed Order by notice in writing to the Depute Chief Executive (Support Services), Dundee City Council, 21 City Square, Dundee.  Objections should state the name and address of the objector, the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which they are made.
 
 
PATRICIA McILQUHAM
Depute Chief Executive (Support Services)

Tom McDonald Avenue and Kirsty Semple Way

I have just been informed of this by the City Council. It will appear in the Evening Telegraph this coming Friday :

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL (TOM MCDONALD AVENUE AND KIRSTY SEMPLE WAY, DUNDEE) (BUS ONLY FACILITIES) ORDER 2008

Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to create a bus facility whilst still protecting access for emergency vehicles to the Accident and Emergency Unit at Ninewells Hospital.

Full details of the proposals are contained in the draft Order, which together with a Statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make the Order may be examined during normal office hours and without payment of fee at Dundee City Council offices, Reception, Floor 4, 21 City Square, Dundee by any person, during a period of 21 days from 25 April 2008.

Any person may within 21 days from 25 April 2008 object to the proposed Order by notice in writing to the Depute Chief Executive (Support Services), Dundee City Council, 21 City Square, Dundee. Objections should state the name and address of the objector, the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which they are made.

PATRICIA McILQUHAM
Depute Chief Executive (Support Services)