Dundee council can’t say when work to install new traffic lights at crossing will be completed

The pedestrian crossing will be installed in South Road
The pedestrian crossing will be installed in South Road

Lochee residents will be faced with further road disruptions to allow for the installation of traffic lights next to Lidl.

A 50 metre stretch of road was closed for five days last week to begin work on the dropped kerbs for the new crossing near the Lidl supermarket, close to the roundabout at Coupar Angus Road.

Residents in Lochee voted for the crossing to be installed as part of the Dundee Decides initiative.

Despite the five-day closure last week, the council has not been able to say when work will be finished.

It is expected the section of road will close again in the near future to allow the traffic lights to be installed.

A Dundee City Council spokeswoman said: “Works are ongoing for the crossing and the electricals still need to be done.”

She added: “There isn’t a set date for the works to be completed but there has been no delay in installing the crossing.”

The road closure last week diverted Xplore services 29 and 23S, with services returning to normal at the weekend.

More than 800 votes were cast for the £45,000 crossing.

It comes after locals raised concerns about people being able to cross the road close to supermarket safely.

Other projects which were given funding through Dundee Decides in the ward included street lighting for playparks on South Road and in Menzieshill, which will cost £35,000.

Improvement works to the Charleston Community Centre was also given a share of the funding through a £60,000 investment, after 597 people voted in favour of an upgrade.

A series of other roadworks are taking place elsewhere this week.

St Edmund Terrace, from St Kilda Road to St Nicholas Place, closed on Monday for five working days for BT work. Dudhope Terrace – from St Mary Place to the junction with Lochee Road – is also closed for carriageway resurfacing.