Motorists who regularly use the A935 road from Montrose to Brechin will by buoyed by news on the progress to improve the Mill of Dun bends.
For many months the Mill of Dun bends have remained unaltered, despite Angus Council having purchased and demolished a cottage that would have been in the way of the re-aligned road.
However, the council’s roads spokesperson Councillor Jeanette Gaul revealed: “I am delighted that the council has concluded negotiations for the land at Mill of Dun which will enable us to complete the A935 route action plan.
“We aim to have contractors on-site this autumn with completion by the end of the financial year.
“I would like to thank the National Trust for Scotland in working with us to enable this work to get underway.
“The bend realignment work we have already undertaken along the A935, at West Broomley and Balwyllo, have improved the road safety at these locations significantly, and the news that we can now complete the improvements along the route is very welcome.
“The council has continued its plans to improve links from Montrose Port with the construction of the first part of the spine road to the port also due to start in a few weeks’ time.
“Both these investments will benefit the area in both transport and economic development terms.”