Part of Barry Road to be resurfaced

THE MAIN road in Carnoustie at the west end of the town, Barry Road, will be resurfaced between the Victoria Street and James Street junctions by the end of the year.

This information was revealed this week by Councillor Brian Boyd in response to an inquiry by Eddie Wilmott.

Mr Wilmott had highlighted the dreadful state of the road in that part of the town.

Councillor Boyd responded: “I have noticed the state of this road and e-mailed Jeff Green, director of roads, in early July about timescales and had a meeting with a roads engineer and the roads manager on July 21 to discuss this matter on site.

He continued: “There will be a complete resurface between Victoria Street and James Street before the end of the year. “I have tried to bring this date forward with Mr Green but as other arteries into other towns are being dealt with first I have had limited success.

“I have also tried to get a further area to the first roundabout to the artery totally resurfaced but have been informed budgets will not stretch to this.

“I am hoping that Councillor David May and Councillor Peter Murphy, both of whom are in the administration, may assist me in getting the entire area resurfaced and at the earliest opportunity.” Councillor Boyd concluded: “You and I are all too aware of the under investment Carnoustie has received in the past and you can be assured I am doing my utmost to see a reversal in this situation.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “We are currently at the planning stage of a number of roads improvement projects in Carnoustie and Monifieth.

“These include the proposed surfacing work on Barry Road between James Street and Victoria  Street, which is seen as a priority and is expected to be done this autumn,“