Friday, October 29, 2010

Road safety update - Hawkhill

Earlier this year, I highlighted that, following the opening of Tesco Express at the east end of Hawkhill, numerous residents have expressed concern about parking right outside the store on the busy by-pass.  

I raised the matter with the City Council pointing out a suggestion from the police - extension to the barriers across the store entrance - was the obvious solution.

I have now had positive feedback from the City Council as follows :

"A site visit was carried out on 4 October with representatives of the contractor and developer with regard to remedial works associated with the road construction consent at the above location.

One of the remedial items agreed was to have the length of visirail on Hawkhill extended to meet the pedestrian crossing markings on Hawkhill."

I am to be updated when this work is undertaken but it is good that a solution is in sight.