Monday, April 23, 2012

Getting things done ... Hillcrest Road


I have today welcomed the news that, following my long campaign to improve the terrible road surface in Hillcrest Road, the City Engineer has confirmed that substantial repairs will be carried out next month :
The works programmed for Hillcrest Road are being carried out under the annual structural patching programme. The works comprise of a 40mm full width patch for approximately ¾ of the street (150m), starting at Blackness Avenue going west towards Marchfield Road. The works are programmed to start Monday 21 May 2012.
In my view, and the view of residents in Hillcrest Road, this roadway must be amongst the worst-conditioned in Dundee.   The road looks like the surface of the moon – and I have, over a long period, sought that the City Council make substantial improvements.     I am therefore delighted to receive assurances that this will now happen.

Public Notice 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 patching works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Hillcrest Road (between Blackness Avenue and Marchfield Road), Dundee.

This notice comes into effect on Friday 18 May 2012 for 5 working days.

Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.

Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Marchfield Road/Middlebank Crescent/Hyndford Street.

For further information contact (01382) 433168.