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Dundee councillors to consider Seabraes pedestrian link

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February 17 2014

Dundee councillors to consider Seabraes pedestrian link
Plans to erect a £3.5m pedestrian footbridge in the Seabraes area of Dundee are set to win the go-ahead when they are discussed by councillors next Monday.

Morgan Sindall is being recommended to win the design and build contract which would connect Perth Road to Riverside Drive over an existing railway line.

Will Dawson, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “I am sure that the stunning design and strategic location of the new bridge will soon make it a city landmark.

“Thanks to the new bridge pedestrians and cyclists will get easy access from one of the main arteries of Dundee to the heart of the waterfront.”

Planning permission is already in place for the link, which could start on site as early as this autumn for completion by spring 2015.
The link will better connect Dundee city centre to the expanding waterfront
The link will better connect Dundee city centre to the expanding waterfront
The Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, Scottish Enterprise, Cycling Walking and Safer Streets, the developer of the Riverside Flats and Dundee City Council will all chip in for the build
The Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, Scottish Enterprise, Cycling Walking and Safer Streets, the developer of the Riverside Flats and Dundee City Council will all chip in for the build

1 Comment

Jamie
#1 Posted by Jamie on 17 Feb 2014 at 17:54 PM
The disconnection of the Riverside from the city is a huge existing problem, so this seems like a good idea, in principle.

However it seems that the bridge crosses the railway to land next to the Tesco petrol station? Perhaps it would be better to land *at* the Riverside itself - rather than serving the supermarket and leaving pedestrians with a dual carriageway to negotiate to get to the River?

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