Major disruption on town roads

ONE OF the busiest stretches of road in Arbroath is set to be closed for eight weeks causing major disruption to motorists.

Dundee Road between Infirmary Brae and the Westway will be shut from Monday until the end of March for carriageway reconstruction work.

This route is the main link between the centre of town and the A92 dual carriageway towards Dundee.

And many commuters going to and from Arbroath on a daily basis will find that their normal journeys will be affected from Monday until March 30.

A diversion will be in place advising drivers to use the Westway and Keptie Road then turning on to Cairnie Road in a bid to keep the town moving.

However, this will put more traffic on these routes as motorists find another way to get to the town centre.

The works also coincide with improvements to the Westway which have been ongoing this week and are due to end today (Friday).

Temporary traffic lights have been in operation while carriageway patching took place.

Elsewhere, carriageway resurfacing has been taking place on Keptie Street, on the stretch from Catherine Street to Helen Street and is expected to last until the end of the month.

Temporary traffic lights are due to be in operation and there will be no access to Keptie Street from both Helen Street and Gowan Street.

All these works are being carried out by Angus Council after several harsh winters have caused roads to be littered with potholes.

In addition, Leonard Street will remain closed until Friday (February 10) as Scottish and Southern Energy carry out cabling works.

The alternative route suggested is to use Fisheracre, Culloden Terrace and Ernest Street.

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