Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Getting things done - Nethergate

I have expressed concern that, less than a year after the resurfacing and relaying of the block paving surface at Nethergate outside Dundee Contemporary Arts, the road surface is already appearing to sink in places and is uneven - see right :

I have received three complaints from constituents about the road condition in just the past two days.    The work to bring the road outside DCA on the Nethergate at the South Tay Street junction was undertaken in February and March last year.   It is very concerning that, so soon after this work being completed, the road brickwork is uneven, exactly the issue with the road prior to the 2017 work.     This needs to be urgently attended to.

One West End constituent said when reporting the matter to me :

‘I have noticed that since the upgrade of the road outside the DCA that is it slowly going back to its condition of loose brick and developing pot holes.  I think that this is due to the volume of heavy bus traffic up the Perth road, although it is pleasing to the eye the surface is not practical for the traffic volume.  I am sure that the previous resurface cost a significant amount of money and I don’t think we have got what we paid for here, therefore I would be keen to see, acknowledgment that this is an issue and any subsequent communication with the council roads team on what the long term solution is.’

I have reported the matter to the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership seeking urgent repair.   This is a heavily used road and on a major bus route so it is important it is brought up to standard as soon as possible.