Road to be resurfaced

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WORK will begin on Monday to resurface one of the worst affected roads in Arbroath for potholes.

Town councillor Donald Morrison has confirmed that the stretch of Keptie Street from Catherine Street to Helen Street will be resurfaced by Angus Council.

The work, which will take in both the road and the footpaths outside of Arbroath Railway Station, will last for approximately five weeks.

Local people, shops and businesses have been informed and it is hoped that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Councillor Morrison first took the issue of upgrading the stretch of road to Angus Council last year.

And now he is delighted that the road will be resurfaced before the end of the financial year.

He said: “The work is definitely going ahead as I have received an e-mail from the roads department with clarification of the exact part of the street that will be upgraded.

“The footpaths will be worked on first and then the road so hopefully disruption will be kept to a minimum.

“It is one of the busiest and important roads in the town as it leads to the railway station and the college so hopefully five weeks of work will improve the road for five to 10 years.”

A harsh winter last year and in 2010 has taken its toll on all local roads.

And Councillor Morrison added that anybody concerned about potholes on any roads in Angus should contact the council on 08452 777 778 to inform them of the location.