Wednesday 7 December 2011

Icy roads and pavements

This morning, I have had many calls from constituents about icy roads and pavements across the West End and I have taken these up with the City Council,requesting urgent action.   

I'm particularly concerned that access around sheltered housing areas is difficult and the Tullideph Sheltered Lounge has had to cancel today's activities as the path down to the lounge and neighbouring streets' pavements are in a very icy condition.   I have asked the City Engineer if Tayside Contracts can give areas like this urgent attention.

The City Engineer advised me at about 11am :

"The priority carriageway routes within Dundee were treated by around 7.30 this morning and then gritting started on the secondary routes. Gritting of the secondary carriageway routes takes approx 3 hours so hopefully (many of these) carriageways will have been treated by now or will be shortly.

The priority footway routes take longer to do at approx 3 to 5 hours depending on routes. Thereafter, the mini ploughs will be going into secondary footway routes throughout Dundee."