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Issued: 03 November 2004

£175K Montrose Road Renewal

The A92 Arbroath-Montrose Road is to be resurfaced between its junction with the A934 at Rossie Mills and the roundabout at Ferryden.

Delson Contracts Limited has been appointed by Angus Council to carry out the £175,000 contract.

The works include new kerbing, drainage, road markings and reflective road studs. The adjacent pavement is also being upgraded with the installation of a pedestrian safety fence where the road is perched above the steep banking round the shore of Montrose Basin.

Infrastructure Services vice-convener, Kitty Ritchie said: "This work has been in the pipeline for some time so it is welcome news for Montrose that it will soon be underway. I can remember the former Roads Convener, Sandy West, drawing the parlous state of this path to the attention of the Director of Roads about five years ago, so it's good to see this job finally getting to the top of the priority list.

"The upgrading of the footway out to the Wildlife Centre will make the walk to the centre much easier and the new road surface will also improve the approach to Montrose from the south. This will give a much better first impression of the town to visitors or any prospective businesses looking to set up in Montrose or Ferryden.

Commenting on the work programme, Councillor Ritchie said: "I am pleased that Roads has managed to design the job without the need for road closures and long diversions. There will be the need for some single lane working controlled by temporary traffic signals and convoying of traffic during the surfacing work but this should keep delays to a minimum while the work is going on."

The design includes a novel use of high profiled kerbing instead of vehicle safety barriers at the railway viaduct. This will keep vehicles on the carriageway and still allow sufficient width for the footway.

Work will start early next year.