Saturday, April 07, 2012

Getting things done ... Blackness Road - an update

Some weeks ago, I mentioned that the City Council had advised me that it would be providing a new bus shelter at the exposed bus stop in Blackness Road at Victoria Park. 

I am pleased to say that, last week, work started on providing this much-needed shelter.    It will be much welcomed by local residents.   A number of residents mentioned to me that they felt that the "build out" proposed for the roadway to accommodate the shelter would unnecessarily reduce the width of the roadway and I passed their comments back to the City Council.

The City Council has now advised that :

"Please be advised that rather than the bus build out that had originally been planned for the new bus shelter at Victoria Park / Jedburgh Road junction, we are now proposing to erect the shelter behind the pavement in the park.  We have reached agreement with the parks department to use their land (grass) to accommodate the shelter.  The work to create the hard stand is likely to commence this week with the shelter being transferred to its new site in the next few weeks."