Monday, 15 October 2012

Concern over lack of safety markings

I have voiced concern at the continued lack of road safety markings at the very busy Logie Street/City Road junction.   The junction used to have a “yellow box” painted at the junction to allow throughput of vehicles turning right from Logie Street into City Road and to assist road safety, but these have worn away and I have requested the City Council tackles the issue as soon as possible given the heavy vehicle use of this junction.

I have raised the matter several times with the City Council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership since March of this year and have now asked the council to take action as a matter of urgency.

The Roads Maintenance Partnership has updated me as follows:

“I apologise that the works have not been carried out as yet.

We initially delayed because of works Scotland Gas Networks were carrying out, and our desire to patch the carriageway prior to replacing the box marking.  However this delay has allowed us to look again at this junction as the condition of the existing surfacing has further deteriorated.  

We have developed a further 3 options for extensive resurfacing as an alternative to localised rhino patching.  This will be subject to conformation of available budget.  Funding will be discussed and confirmed at the Divisional revenue monitoring meeting which takes place towards the end of this month.”