Work to start on Montrose spine road

The new spine road will improve access to Montrose Port
The new spine road will improve access to Montrose Port

The regeneration of South Montrose will take a major step forward when contractors start work on road improvements next week

Work is due to start on Monday (November 17) and this is the first stage in creating the new spine road that will enhance access and help to attract investment and high quality jobs to the town.

The scope of the work includes the realignment of the corners of the road, resurfacing, new street lighting and new landscaped areas.

When complete the new access road will improve road safety as traffic volumes grow and it is intended to create an all-round better environment for businesses and residents.

The planned £3 million investment in the infrastructure has already stimulated private sector investment.

Certex is now in new 30,000 sq ft premises, the port has opened a new £6 million quay and other major employers are in the process of developing their sites.

This first phase of the road improvement is being carried out by Delson Contracts Ltd.

The contract value is £380,000 and the works will take around 16 weeks to complete. Scottish Enterprise has pledged up to £900,000 to the overall scheme.

An Angus council spokesperson said: “A project of this scale will inevitably bring some disruption to local traffic flow. We ask local residents and businesses in the area to please bear with us while this important and essential work is carried out.”

Residents in the affected area have been contacted directly by the council.