Traffic chaos in Brechin’s centre

Roadworks brought Brechin centre to a standstill last week, causing frustration amongst drivers.

Roadworks brought Brechin centre to a standstill last week, causing frustration amongst drivers.

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Traffic in Brechin was brought to a halt last week after roadworks caused traffic to tail back.

Brechin’s Church Street, from High Street to Castle Street was closed on July 27 and 28 with traffic being diverted via South Esk Street, Panmure Street, Swan Street, St David Street (which itself was half closed with temporary traffic lights due to road works taking place from July 25 - July 29) before continuing along St Mary Street and then Castle Street.

This caused all traffic heading towards Dundee, to tail from St David Street to beyond the cemetery causing drivers to become frustrated.

At one point on Wednesday lunchtime one driver got so frustrated about being held up in traffic that they decided to overtake all other cars who were waiting at a red light, mount the pavement and run a red light before continuing on their journey.

At many stages during the course of Wednesday, drivers were seen ignoring the temporary traffic lights and driving through the red light.

Castle Street was closed to allow Scottish and Southern Electricity to carry out emergency works whilst St David Street saw BT Openreach carrying out maintenance on apparatus.

Brechin’s Latch road was next in line for roadworks when it saw more temporary lights in operation allowing Scottish Gas Networks to carry out service connection works from August 1 until August 5.

In Edzell, Manse Road will be closed between Monday, August 8 and Friday, August 19 to allow Angus Council to carry out footway works. The road will be closed with access only.