Saturday, 5 March 2011

An end in sight for Thomson Street road closure

I am advised by the City Engineer that Thomson Street will finally re-open on 11th March.

Over past months, I have been raising numerous residents’ concerns during the road closure due to the Scottish Water and then Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) works – these concerns covering the delays in the work being completed and other issues such as bin collections.

Given that works on the roadway started way back on 23rd August, residents have been extremely patient during what has been many months of road closure.    I am therefore hoping that when the remaining work concludes, Thomson Street can get back to normality.

It is important that the road is properly resurfaced and I have also sought assurances that disabled parking bays will be properly renewed for residents after the road is resurfaced.

The City Engineer has advised me :

“SGN complete and road open by 11 March 2011

6 week period to allow settlement to take place

Surfacing works by Tayside Contracts 25 April 2011

Works will take up to 10 days”