Major roadworks to start in Monifieth

ANGUS Council is to begin carriageway resurfacing work on the A930 at Ferry Road/Maule Street, Monifieth, next week.

The works are scheduled to take place from Monday, January 23, to Friday, February 24.

The resurfacing will be carried out in two phases, the first from Grange Road to Albert Street, with the second from Albert Street to Church Street.

The first phase will take place under a lane closure for traffic heading towards Carnoustie with the traffic being rerouted via Durham Street during working hours.

During the surfacing operations, which are expected to last one to two days, Ferry Road will be closed and traffic will be rerouted via Durham Street during working hours. The junction from Bank Street onto Ferry Road will be closed for the duration of the works.

There may need to be parking restrictions on Durham Street and Albert Street during working hours to allow for the flow of traffic. The bus stops in Ferry Road will be closed and relocated to Durham Street and temporary bus stops will be provided.

The second phase of works will take place under traffic lights during working hours for the excavation and resetting of ironwork but during the surfacing operations - which are expected to last one day - a road closure will be required.

Traffic will be rerouted via Church Street, Hill Street and Albert Street for Dundee-bound traffic and Albert Street, Hill Street and North Union Street for Carnoustie-bound traffic.

There may need to be parking restrictions on Church Street, Hill Street and Albert Street during working hours to allow for the flow of traffic.

The council is organising a letter drop to local residents advising them of the roadworks and arrangements for access, etc.

Monifieth and Sidlaw councillor Jean Lee commented: “When I was elected two-and-a-half years ago the state of this road was one of the major complaints made by folk in Monifieth. The surface has been patched and repatched and is very badly rutted which is bad enough for cars but particularly dangerous for motor bikes and cyclists so I’m really pleased that at last it’s being sorted out.

“The disruption will affect buses going through the town but the five weeks of torture will be worth it. Come the end of February we’ll have a lovely smooth road for all users.”