Pothole repair work to be carried out

POTHOLES which have blighted the West Port area of Arbroath look set to be finally repaired.

Since the severe winter experienced at the start of the year roads in Keptie Street, Helen Street and Catherine Street have all become uneven with drivers voicing their concerns about the surfaces.

Local councillor Donald Morrison, along with Arbroath Community Council, contacted Angus Council, who have now agreed to repair the damage.

A spokeswoman for the local authority said: “We are planning to surface the road between Helen Street to just north of Catherine Street, as well as carrying out other repairs in the vicinity as required.

“Design work has just started and the aim is for the work to be carried out this financial year.”

Councillor Morrison said he understood the pressures on the council to carry out road repair work but was delighted the repairs would be finally carried out.

He explained: “The harsh weather last year was very bad and the council are playing catch up a lot of the time to get them repaired.

“It is one of the main roads in the town and hopefully it can be carried out as soon as possible before more winter weather sets in.

“I was at the community council meeting when this was discussed and I said I would bring it to the attention of the roads department.

“Therefore it shows the worth of community councils to get things done and how we should be working with them.”