Councillor David May has called for Montrose and Angus residents to get involved in a study to look at access on a notorious junction.
The study concerns the access between the road from Montrose/Marykirk north, to Laurencekirk and Aberdeen.
Mr May commented: “The crossing of this junction is for most people a real danger and is without question getting worse each day.
“This study gives everyone who uses the junction the chance to give their view.”
Those wishing to get involved with the study should contact Denise Angus on 0141 404 2060 or write to her at Access to Laurencekirk Junction, Consultation Manager, CH2M HILL. You can also send an e-mail to AccesstoLaurencekirk@ch2m.com.
Mr May continued: “I, like many others from Marykirk and Montrose, attended the meeting which was held about the junction recently and explained that the junction is increasingly busy for reasons such as the expansion of the oil related industries in Montrose, the growth in our harbour and developments in the area from Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and to the Montrose bridge.
“Furthermore, increases in house building in the town all have meant more and more people use the junction and this is why a fly-over is necessary.
“It is nonsense to suggest that the coast road north is the preferred route and haulage firms and heavy goods vehicles use the junction every day and there has often been a tail back of over 20 vehicles waiting to cross this particular junction.
“It is therefore very important that as many people as possible provide the evidence by telling their story about the need for action by the transport minister to provide the fly-over and not delay a decision before any more accidents occur.”