Safety and Social Distancing at Crossings


27th January 2021

A PAIR of prominent pedestrian crossings on one of the city’s busiest roads is set for an upgrade early next month.

The controlled pedestrian crossings on Clepington Road at Provost Road and Court Street will be refurbished starting on Monday February 8. Work is expected to last two weeks.

Mark Flynn convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “The decision has been taken to upgrade these two crossings simultaneously to minimise the amount of disruption we know is likely on what is a busy road.

“I would ask that people in the area and drivers who use Clepington Road are patient during these works, which when they are finished will see benefits for pedestrians and drivers through safer, more modern infrastructure.”

Both crossings will be widened to four metres encouraging cycling and to provide greater social distancing at the kerb line.

Clepington Road itself will be resurfaced forty metres either side of the crossings which will improve vehicle stopping distances.

Clearly signposted diversions via the Kingsway will be in place while Clepington Road is closed at both locations for the works. Access will be maintained, or alternative arrangements made, for deliveries to businesses in the area of the works.

Cllr Flynn added: “I know that any disruption for the 24 business premises in the area would be inconvenient at any time, but while we are in lockdown and only essential journeys are being made, we are confident that it will be kept a minimum.”

The works are being carried out by Tayside Contracts at a cost of £133,000.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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