Work to install a pedestrian crossing on one of Dundee’s busiest routes got under way yesterday.
A 50-metre stretch of South Road has been closed for five days to allow a crossing to be installed near the Lidl supermarket, close to the roundabout at Coupar Angus Road.
The crossing was voted for as part of the Dundee Decides initiative last year – where residents could choose to allocate money to a number of different projects.
Concerns have previously been raised about people’s ability to cross the road at that stretch, which is used by number 29 buses, run by Xplore.
The company says the service, which travels between Douglas and Ninewells Hospital, will be diverted via Perrie Street and Liff Road for the duration of the work.
The 23S bus – which transports children from Dryburgh to Harris Academy via South Road, Charleston Road and Charleston Drive – will also be re-routed.
The £45,000 crossing received 841 votes from residents in the Lochee ward during the Dundee Decides project.
Top of the list was street lighting for playparks on South Road and in Menzieshill, which will cost £35,000 to install.