Work to complete new spine road in Montrose starts next week

Published on Tuesday 5 September 2017

We've appointed Kilmac Ltd to build section 1 of the new spine road in Montrose South.

Work will commence on 11 September and is estimated to take 35 weeks to complete. The design for section one of the spine road leads from Wharf Street to River Street and includes construction of a new stretch of road through to Caledonia Street.

The road is part of Angus Council’s ongoing Montrose South regeneration programme which brings together private and public sector organisations to improve the area. This has already led to the private sector committing £100 million investment in Montrose South and has created 200 new jobs, with more in the pipeline.

Councillor Ron Sturrock, Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson said: “This major infrastructure project will bring huge benefits to Montrose and across our county. We want to create an attractive business location that opens up the area to businesses and maximises opportunities for the port. 

"Discussions to develop the area initially began back in 2010 and feedback from the public and the business community showed support for the project. During this time, there’s been a lot of hard work to make sure this complex project is built in a sustainable way. 

“Key to this regeneration project is the development of the spine road which will improve traffic flows and road safety. Setting out the construction plans today provides a clear timetable for delivery to make sure we bring this project forward for the long-term benefit of our communities, unlocking the area’s economic potential, job creation and bringing inward investment.”

A spokesperson for Kilmac Ltd said: “Kilmac are delighted to be working with Angus Council on this improvement. As always, our aim is to keep disruption to a minimum for residents and local business while carrying out the works.”

During the works, temporary road closures and traffic management arrangements will be implemented to ensure the safety of the workforce, residences and road users. The construction will complete the work for the Montrose South spine road.