Perth Road pavement at West Wynd

Given the work that was undertaken not so long ago to provide dropped kerbing along much of the Perth Road east of Sinderins, I was concerned to have received this from a constituent recently :

“… coming back from church on Sunday I met a neighbour.  He was having great difficulty trying to get on to the pavement with his scooter at the bottom of West Wynd – east side.   There has been scaffolding there for a while – it’s gone now but the workmen have put back a high kerb instead of a low one. You can see it quite clearly. It’s a pity after all the work that’s been done.” 

I took up the matter with the City Council and have had the following positive response :

“I looked at this section today and can see why there is an issue with wheeled access on East side of West Wynd. This section which is quite narrow was lowered some considerable time ago. A utility reinstatement has been undertaken just to the north and whilst high is not a contributory factor.

I will add this to be improved on next year’s work load.”

I should stress that “next year” means the new financial year starting April – not in 2012!

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West Wynd : Traffic Order

Received today from Dundee City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of carriageway repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in West Wynd (north of the hammerhead at No 6), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 26 October 2009 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
  
As West Wynd is a cul-de-sac an alternative route is not available.
  
For further information contact (01382) 433168.