Dundee City Council set to appoint contractors for £1.4m project

DUNDEE City Council is set to appoint Wates Construction Ltd to carry out £1.4 million worth of work on the first phase of the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth active travel scheme.

The local authority’s city development committee will be asked to approve a bid from the firm, which would also see McLaughlin & Harvey Construction as the sub-contractor.

Mark Flynn committee convener said, “This work naturally follows on from the Broughty Ferry flood protection scheme and as well as boosting the active travel infrastructure, will extend access to the beach front.

“Appointing the contractors who have already successfully delivered parts of the scheme means they can use the existing site compound, as well as provide continuity of work for local sub-contractors and maximise community wealth opportunities.”

The council said local natural stone will be used for paths and walls on the route to create a finish consistent with the work already being carried out along the waterfront. It is expected that works on the route will be completed before the summer months, it added.