Work begins on new cycle path

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WORK has started on a footway and cycle path to run from Easthaven to the site of the former Dowrie Works in Arbroath. The new path will extend from the existing Carnoustie to Easthaven cycleway which was completed in 2009.

Creation of the link between Easthaven and Arbroath will complete a continuous, largely off-road coastal cycle path between Arbroath and the boundary with Dundee City Council.

The new path will run for most of its length alongside the railway line, until it reaches the site of the former Dowrie Works.

From here, the route will utilise the existing Dowrie Works access road and the path link and bridge over the Elliot Water to the West Links.

Angus Council contractor Dundee Plant Company Ltd., started on site on Monday, April 16, and expects the works, which will cost £212,777.56, to be completed in 12 weeks.

Graeme Dey MSP commented: “This is welcome news. I am a regular user of the path between Easthaven and Carnoustie and very much look forward to seeing it connected up to Arbroath, creating in the process the opportunity for people to enjoy an extended cycle or stroll along an attractive piece of the Angus coastline.”