Opening phase of the A935 project underway

THE first phase of a £1.7m project to realign sections of the A935 between Brechin and Montrose started this week.

Visiting the site at West Broomley on Thursday, the council’s roads spokesman Councillor David May welcomed the start of the scheme, and pledged that investment in roads will continue to be a priority for the authority.

Councillor May said: “This route has been identified as one of our priorities for action and I am delighted to see work start on site.

“This is the second major project to get underway in Angus recently, with work also starting at the A92 at Big Tree Bends.

“This shows that, despite tight financial constraints, Angus Council remains committed to investing in our roads, creating a safe and efficient network which is important for the county in both transport and economic development terms.”

The work at the A935 is being carried out by W. Brown Roadworks and is expected to last approximately eight weeks.

Further realignment at the A935 at Balwyllo is expected to start in the spring and last for around 12 weeks.

The final phase of the works are due to take place on a double bend at Mill of Dun, which is programmed for the late summer/early autumn of this year.