AN INVESTIGATION of flooding problems on one of the main routes into Montrose will be carried out following complaints from residents and the town’s community council.
Stretches of the A92, particularly around Condor Crescent, are prone to heavy flooding during prolonged rainfall posing a safety hazard to vehicles entering and leaving the town.
During the severe conditions last winter it also meant the road was prone to ice, which local councillor and infrastructure services convener David May this week said raised a further safety issue.
A site meeting was held at the A92/Charleton Road on Friday with Condor Crescent residents, community and Angus councillors and a representative from the council’s roads department.
The authority intends to undertake a major resurfacing of the road but community council chairman Peter Davies said the issue was raised to make sure any drainage problems are rectified before the work is carried out.
He said: “There can be flooding for quite a distance along the road when there’s heavy rain and it does look like a lack of drainage, but we’ll only know for sure when the council reports back to us.
“The access to Condor Crescent can be very bad and we were able to show the roads officers pictures of how bad it can be. We felt they should be doing something about it as there’s no point in servicing the road if there’s heavy flooding on it.”
Mr May said the issue will have to be tackled, given that the area is apparently experiencing heavier rainfall.
He said: “We saw photos taken by one of the community councillors when the flooding was quite bad and there was even still some water there on Friday despite the dry weather.
“In some areas it’s right across the road. In the last few years we’ve had much more intense rain over prolonged periods and as a result some of the drains have problems coping, resulting in more flooding in our area.
“It may be that some just need to be cleared out but maybe there’s more extensive work that needs to be done. There’s also a safety issue here. If we have another winter like the last one and there’s water, there will be ice and we want to get in there and alleviate this problem as quickly as possible.”