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Damage to path will cost more than £100,000

The coastal path along Esk Road, which has suffered from erosion, could cost �100,000 to repai

The coastal path along Esk Road, which has suffered from erosion, could cost �100,000 to repai

Repairs to a popular Montrose coastal path which has been eroded due to the recent storms will cost more than £100,000.

The high tides and storms caused the footpath at Esk Road that goes from Thomson Terrace around the back of Rossie Island to collapse, and last month it was closed by Angus Council on safety grounds.

SNP Councillor for Montrose Bill Duff said: “Erosion of edge of the Basin has been happening for quite some time.”

The erosion of the path is of concern to a number of stakeholders - SSE gas and electric suppliers, British Telecom and Network Rail and the council has been in contact with all three to advise them of developments.

Mr Duff said: “The council aims to coordinate work to repair the bank, secure the key pieces of infrastructure and re-instate the footpath.

“It is anticipated that all the stakeholders will make a financial contribution to the work required. The likely cost will be in excess of £100,000.

 

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