SNP COUNCILLOR Paul Valentine has welcomed the decision by Angus Council roads department, to bring forward the upgrade of the carriageway and pedestrian way at Inverarity Crescent, Hillside.
He told the Review: “I was contacted by a resident in Inverarity Crescent regarding the poor state of the carriageway in the vicinity.
“I visited the area and was shown the condition of the road, which looked to be very sub-standard.
“I immediately contacted the roads maintenance manager and asked for an assessment of the road condition.
“I was informed that this carriageway was due for upgrade next year but that an inspection would be carried out.
“Following this inspection, it was deemed that the road and pavement condition was so bad, that the work to upgrade them would be brought forward to the earliest opportunity.
“The footway work has now been completed and the road surfacing work is to begin on Monday, November 28.
“There will be a temporary prohibition of driving and waiting for a period of two weeks while this work is undertaken, and I would urge those affected by the work, to co-operate with the contractors during this time.”
The Review understands that, given fair weather and good ground conditions, the work could be completed within the two-week period stipulated.
Inverarity Crescent is a residential area with houses along only one side of its loop.