Road improvement programme

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Angus Council has today (Monday) announced the start of a five-week programme of road improvement work in the county.

Over the course of the work, around 50km of carriageway at 36 sites will undergo surface dressing.

Surface Dressing involves applying chippings to a road surface coated in bitumen emulsion.

It seals the surface, improves surface texture and prolongs the life of the road.

Notices will be put in place where in advance of work starting. If it is taking place where you live, the council has requested that you do not leave your car parked on the road or footways when the work is due to take place.

Traffic control measures will operate and on street parking will not be possible while work is ongoing, generally between 8am and 6pm.

In a statement announcing the works, the council also said: “Please drive slowly when travelling through work sites and stay within the speed limits. This is to protect our employees, yourself and other road users, as well as your vehicle. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

“New surfaces can generally be driven within 15 minutes after completion but, again, please drive slowly and observe the temporary signs that will have been left in place.

“Depending on traffic flows, it can be up to six months before the surface achieves its final visual and structural characteristics.

“Clearly, this work is carried out using heavy plant and machinery. Take the utmost care around work areas and please do not allow your children to play near this equipment, whether or not work is in progress.”