Major roadworks on a popular bus route in Dundee will be a “real nuisance”, according to residents and employees of nearby sheltered housing.
Diversions for a number of services running along Fintry Terrace have left residents of the Longhaugh Sheltered Housing uncertain about their public travel arrangements.
Employees working for the housing have also raised concerns.
The section of road will be closed off for eight days from October 19 for resurfacing works.
Dee Quinn, 59, a sheltered housing warden, said the temporary changes to the bus routes would cause problems.
She said: “It’s made me quite worried about getting to work in the morning because of the diversions.
“But, there’s also an issue with the residents who rely on the bus service going through this area to get to the nearest shops — even for things like the paper or a pint of milk.
“I heard there would be roadworks in the area soon, but at the time I didn’t think about the disruption it would cause to the buses. A lot of old folks in this area rely on the buses. If Fintry Terrace is closed off people will have to walk a bit further to other bus stops which isn’t ideal to be honest.”
Doreen Anderson, 75, who lives in the sheltered housing complex, said it would be a bit of a nuisance but it had to be done.
“The work needs to be done — the roads are in a real state.
“It will be a real nuisance for a wee while though and people are going to have to work out what bus stops to use and what times they are coming.
“The buses are well used here.”
Councillor Will Dawson, the city development committee convener, said: “These works are essential to resurface the carriageway of what is a busy and well used road.
“Drivers will notice a considerable improvement when the works are completed.
“Unfortunately in order to do the work the road has to be closed and while access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, it will mean a diversion for buses and other road users. We would urge people to bear with us and this essential work will be completed as quickly as possible.”