Essential road works

Essential road works are to start at West High Street, Forfar, at the end of this week.

A section of West High Street is to be resurfaced from Castle Street to the Bank of Scotland.

To minimise the impact on local businesses, the works will start on the evening of Saturday, October 20, and the contractors will work through until the evening of Tuesday, October 23.

Traffic will be managed by a one-way system with traffic flowing from Castle Street towards the West Port lights. Traffic heading east will be diverted via Craig O’ Loch Road and Castle Street to prevent vehicles building up and backing into the West Port lights.

During the road works, all on street parking will be suspended from Castle Street to the Bank of Scotland. Access to the car parks at New Road, the Vennel, the Post Office sorting office and the Bank of Scotland will be restricted.

Budgets allowing, further work will be carried out on West High Street to resurface the section in front of the police station next year.

This section needs deeper construction work with kerbing and will take around four weeks.

Separating the two schemes will allow the council to more effectively address the traffic management involved for this section of road involving fewer businesses.