CARNOUSTIE’S infrastructure is in for a major overhaul next week as Angus Council commence work on the town’s streets, writes Johnston Ralston.
On Monday work will begin on Dundee Street in two phases. Phase one will consist of the resurfacing of the road between Burnside Street and Links Avenue.
This phase will be undertaken during a road closure and the diversion route will be along Brown Street, Kinloch Street and Links Avenue and the reverse.
The diverted bus route will use Burnside Street to minimise possible congestion due to temporary bus stops at the Dundee Street and Burnside Street junction.
Phase two will cover Links Avenue to Queen Street and this work will be carried out under live traffic with a speed controlled convoy system.
Independent councillor Brian Boyd said: “I’m so pleased to finally see the improvements starting in Dundee Street.
“The other good news is that the even longer awaited Barry Road roadworks should start on the 24th of this month.
“I realise this is going to cause disruption for most of October but I hope the inconvenience to cars and to bus timetables will all be worthwhile for the end result - the entire artery of our town being safe to drive along.
“As your independent councillor I have lobbied hard to bring these works forward. They were originally scheduled for the depths of winter where weather delays would likely to have led to longer and more severe disruption.”