Resurfacing work starts on Monday

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RESURFACING work at Maule Street in Carnoustie is set to start on Monday and will last for approximately five weeks writes Jennifer Newton.

The road will be closed for the duration of the works with residents asked to find alternative parking arrangements during this time.

Letters have been sent out to people who will be affected by the closure which will stretch from Queen Street to Lochty Street.

They also ask that householders make sure shrubs and bushes are cut back so they are not hanging over the footpaths or road.

Kerbs and footway work will be carried out in sections but Angus Council say there will still be pedestrian access to all properties in the area.

Potholes on Maule Street were already filled earlier in the year after the winter weather last year caused havoc on the roads.

And Carnoustie councillor Brian Boyd is delighted to see this work go ahead.

He said: “This was the road that I was first pictured in when elected in February.

“The eight-metre pothole was filled in as a temporary measure and I’m glad to see the works commencing before it breaks up again with the coming bad weather.

“The extent of the site will be from the junction of Queen Street to Lochty Street. It’s good to see that kerbing and footway works will be done in sections too and this is not a just a resurface.

“I brought this to the attention of the roads department as this part of the road is used considerably by High Street users who then can’t find parking places then head along Philip Street but can’t head down Lochty Street forcing drivers along this part of Maule Street.”

The Guide & Gazette has reported that nearly £1.8 million has been spent improving Carnoustie’s road network recently.

And Councillor Boyd is hopeful more improvements can take place in the next financial year.

He added: “North Burnside Street is almost designed and will be sent out for pricing shortly and we are hoping for a start after Christmas now.

“Subject to funding being available next year, weather and no other emergencies, we also hope to resurface the Wallace Street carriageway and have put in a bid for Bruce Drive in the next financial year.”