Brechin flood works begin

Preparatory works on Brechin’s long-awaited flood prevention scheme are due to begin in less than a month.

Signs have gone up on all the entrance roads into the town warning drivers and others coming into Brechin that utility works are due to begin on August 4.

A spokesman for Angus Council said that drivers in Brechin will be diverted in August as roads in the River Street area will be closed for utility diversion works in the run up to the start of the main works, scheduled for January 2015.

She added that some bus routes and bin collection routes would also be affected but residents and businesses in the area directly affected would receive further information from the council.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul said the scheme was one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken in Angus and would result in disruption to the roads and residents of Brechin, particularly in the River Street area.

“Our communication of the plans to deliver the scheme will be key in maximising the positive impacts and minimising the adverse effects.”

Plans of the scheme are currently on display in the library in Brechin.