Active Travel work moves up a gear in Dundee

More than £1.25 million worth of work is to start on the next phase of the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth Active Travel Project on Monday November 13. 

This will deliver the Caste Green & Mill Street Shared Cycleway and footway, which includes improvements at the Castle Lane/Esplanade junction. 

Funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, the coastal path project is working to provide a continuous off-road route between Dundee and Monifieth. 

The project aims to create a better, safer environment for people to walk, cycle and wheel, and to encourage both locals and visitors to enjoy a healthier lifestyle through active travel. 

Work will start on the provision of a shared pedestrian/cycle path through Castle Green, the removal of Mill Street and the continued provision of a shared path and soft landscaping to join The Esplanade. 

This will also lead to Windmill Gardens being included within the boundary of Castle Green.  

Improvements will be made to the junction of Castle Lane and The Esplanade, along with the creation of a new entrance/exit to Windmill car park.  

Additional street lighting to illuminate the path will also be installed. 

Convener Councillor Steven Rome said: “This transformational and pioneering project is opening up an impressive route for active travel between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth and will link up with the route right the way through Dundee. 

“I am pleased to see that important elements to join sections up are now coming on stream. 

“The latest section of work will see Windmill Gardens included in the scheme, while also continuing the improvements that will make the area more attractive for visitors and locals alike. 

“This will provide healthy and sustainable travel opportunities that will benefit people for years to come.”


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