Junction upgrade to reduce traffic

Cairnie Road/Loan junction.
Cairnie Road/Loan junction.

ANGUS Council is to take action to improve a busy Arbroath junction at a cost of £40,000.

Concerns have been raised with the local authority regarding traffic queuing and delays at the junction of A933 Forfar Road and Cairnie Loan/Cairnie Street at specific times of the day.

To make life easier for motorists in the town, the council’s infrastructure services committee agreed at its meeting on Tuesday to invest £40,000 in the construction of a new left-hand filter lane for traffic emerging from Cairnie Loan.

Welcoming the decision, the council’s depute spokesman on roads issues Councillor David Fairweather said: “The council has taken on board concerns raised with us regarding this busy junction.

“I am delighted the committee has agreed to address these concerns and invest in a new road layout which will lead to a significant improvement in waiting times and queues at this location.”