Angus cycle network improvements to continue

Angus cycle network improvements to continue

Hot on the heels of improvements to the National Cycle Network Route 1 at Barry Station and ongoing works at Carnoustie, further works are beginning elsewhere along the Angus coastline.

These include enhancements around Marine Drive in Monifieth and at Elliot Links, on the approach to Arbroath.

Tayside Contracts are working at Elliot Links from today until Wednesday 28 February and then at Monifieth from Thursday 29 February until Friday 29 March (weather permitting).

The improvements at Elliot Links, the second phase of work there, will improve the route’s surface quality along a further 200-metre stretch to the Balcathie level-crossing.

At Monifieth, work leads on from the neighbouring Broughty Ferry to Monifieth active travel improvement project and is aimed at encouraging people to continue eastwards from Marine Drive onto a new shared-use path running parallel to the road. This realignment, along with the addition of street lighting, will enhance road safety.

The new path will continue up the east side of Marine Drive (having crossed near Riverview Caravan Park) before joining the existing path leading to the football pitches.

A new section of shared-use path will also run alongside the road to Barry Buddon, with a crossing point and a segregated section at the car park there.

The improvements are supported by funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund and delivered in partnership with Angus Council.

The completion of these sections will improve safety and enjoyment of active travel, while also supporting more sustainable options for people’s everyday journeys.

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