Wednesday, 3 December 2014
In October, I took part in a site visit with a constituent and a representative of the City Council's Roads Maintenance Partnership to the pavements north side of Perth Road near to Sinderins. As I said at the time, the major problem with this stretch of footpath is that it is both heavily used, being in the Perth Road shopping area, but it has also been subject to repeated utility company repairs given the amount of servicing and cabling beneath.
I have now had feedback from the City Engineer as follows :
"I can advise that this section of footway is not included for resurfacing in the current 3 year programme.
This footway does receive high footfall and is located within a major shopping area which is taken into account when developing footway upgrading programmes, but when comparing its condition against other similar footways throughout the city, we must take into account that once the proposed repairs are completed this footway surfacing should provide many years of serviceable life.
The Roads Maintenance Partnership will arrange for repairs to a number of utility covers and few areas of sunken reinstatement with the nuphalt thermal patcher, this to be carried out within the next 28 days.
The next detailed footway inspection programme that will set the next 3 year programme of footway works is being carried out in 2015/16 and at this time its priority may change in relation to other footways within the City."
I have replied stating:
"I am pleased that repairs to a number of utility covers and few areas of sunken reinstatement with the nuphalt thermal patcher will be carried out but I do hope what when the resurfacing programme is reviewed, this area can be given greater priority. The condition is generally poor and as you indicate it has high footfall."