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CARNOUSTIE is in line for a new series of road improvements according to town representatives.

It was announced this week that far reaching improvements to the town’s road network are to be made and the different street projects are at various stages of implementation.

The first appears to be resurfacing work on Dundee Street which will begin on September 19.

The street will be closed during the works and a convoy system will be in place which will likely cause delays to High Street commuters.

Other projects include the continuation of work east of Carlogie Road, as well as work still to be done on Westfield Street, North Burnside Street and Westhaven Road. Work on the stretch of Barry Road between James Street and Victoria Road is currently out to tender and it is hoped that this will be completed by the end of October, weather permitting.

Resurfacing along Maule Street between Lochty Street and Queen Street is currently at the design stage.

Vice-chairman of Carnoustie Community Council Ed Oswald said: “It is good to see this programme of works being carried out.

“There will be inconvenience, but in the longer term it will benefit everyone.

“The ommunity council has campaigned for years for some of these roads to be repaired but Angus Council could not proceed in many cases because they were awaiting Scottish Water investment.”

Councillor Brian Boyd commented: “I am pleased to be working with the community council and its members and thank Ed Wilmott and Ed Oswald for their campaigning for better roads for Carnoustie.”

“I have been lobbying with the council and the administration to get Carnoustie’s streets sorted.”