Route progress with £1.25m funding

​Councillor Kevin Cordell on part of the active travel route.​Councillor Kevin Cordell on part of the active travel route.
​Councillor Kevin Cordell on part of the active travel route.
Work to deliver the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth Active Travel Project has moved up a gear, with further investment of more than £1.25 million being approved recently by councillors.

The proposals will deliver components of the initiative at the Castle Green and Mill Street shared cycleway and footway, which includes improvements at the Castle Lane/Esplanade junction.

The news has been welcomed by Ferry councillor Kevin Cordell, who said that the project is opening up an impressive route for active travel between the two towns.

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He said: “I’m pleased to see these further important elements to join up sections coming on stream and when completed it will see Broughty Ferry and its waterfront become an even more attractive destination for locals and visitors alike.”

The project aims to create a better, safer environment for people to walk, cycle and wheel, and to encourage healthier lifestyles .

The proposed works focus 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, leading to Windmill Gardens being included within the boundary of Castle Green.

Improvements to the junction of Castle Lane and The Esplanade would take place, along with the creation of a new entrance/exit to Windmill car park. Additional street lighting will also be installe d .

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Cou ncillor Cordell concluded: “This project has been widely welcomed and the next phases of work will provide healthy and sustainable travel opportunities that will benefit people for years to come.”

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.