Kirrie repair programme starts

Picturesque...but pratical? Community councillors want the setts either lifted entirely or a compromise to be reached.
Picturesque...but pratical? Community councillors want the setts either lifted entirely or a compromise to be reached.

Work on the repair and maintenance of roads in Kirriemuir town centre will begin on Monday.

Scheduled to last approximately seven weeks, the surfacing works will take place in Glengate, St Malcolm’s Wynd and High Street.

While the contractors will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum, a programme of varying road closures will be in place during the project. Diversions will be signed in the area.

Undertaken in phases, the project begins with road re-surfacing in St Malcolms Wynd and then in Glengate, followed by the cobbles (or red setts) being lifted, repaired and re-established in High Street.

The maintenance project falls within the local conservation area and will be carried out sensitively in accordance with the streetscape’s status.

To try to minimise the project timescale, access from Bank Street will only be available to the south in the first phase of the cobble work and to the north during the second phase.

Local bus service arrangements are as follows -

During phase 1: Closure of St Malcolm’s Wynd from Monday 24 August until Wednesday 26 August 2015 -

Service 20, 22 & 22D

Journeys commence at Kirriemuir High Street and will divert via Whiteside and Gordon Park to Roods.

During phases 2 and 3: Closure of High Street/Glengate from Thursday 27 August 2015 for approximately 3 weeks

Service 20: Kirriemuir – Forfar – Dundee

After the 7.20am departure from High Street via Northmuir and Southmuir has completed its journey on Thursday 27 August, the following arrangements will be put in place -

Service 20 journeys from Forfar will run clockwise around Kirriemuir - after Forfar Road, buses will run via Morrison Street to Lindsay Street and then in the opposite direction via Southmuir and Northmuir to Kirriemuir, Bank Street.

As a result journeys will start up to 14 minutes earlier than normal and passengers should get on the bus on the opposite side of the road. Detailed information on revised departure times will be posted at individual bus stops. Journeys to Forfar and Dundee will depart from Bank Street on time.

As Service 20 will only call at the town centre once a day during this phase, a replacement bus service will operate from Bank Street from Monday to Saturday at 9.27am and at 27 minutes past each hour until 4.27pm and then at 5.20pm, 5.40pm and 6.05pm from the town centre back to Northmuir and Southmuir.

Services 22/22D: Kirriemuir – Glamis - Dundee

On Thursday 27 August, the 7.33am will leave from High Street. Thereafter, the 7.33am and 9.43am journeys from High Street will begin from the first stop on Roods and then run as normal. Return journeys from Dundee are unaffected.

Service 27: from Bank Street at 7.40am

After Thursday 27 August, this journey begins at Morrison Street at 7.15am as Service 20 and runs clockwise around Kirriemuir as per all other Service 20 journeys. Journey will depart from Bank Street at the normal time.

Service 27: arrival at High Street at 5.37pm

This journey will be diverted between Forfar Road and Bank Street.

Service 124: Forfar – Glamis - Kirriemuir

The journey from Forfar to Kirriemuir will be diverted and will not call at stops on Glamis Road after Lindsay Street. The journey from Kirriemuir Bank Street to Forfar will run as normal.

Service 128: Kirriemuir – Alyth

Journeys from Kirriemuir to Alyth will be diverted and not call at the bus stops on Lindsay Street and Glamis Road. Journeys from Kirriemuir Bank Street to Alyth will run as normal.

Confirmation of the start date for phase 4 of the works and associated local bus arrangements will be made available work progresses.

Passengers with queries or questions should contact the relevant bus service operator or Angus Council’s ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.

Anyone who requires further information concerning the repair and maintenance work can contact or phone 01307 473910.