Junc­tion may be widened

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

A JUNC­TION im­prove­ment cost­ing al­most £250,000 is be­ing lined up for one of A r b r o a t h ’s busiest bot­tle­necks.

Fol­low­ing a traf­fic sur­vey of the West­way junc­tion with the A92, An­gus Coun­cil roads bosses have come up with a plan to widen ap­proaches to the mini-round­about and put new pedes­trian cross­ings in place for peo­ple us­ing the nearby re­tail park.

Coun­cil­lors will have to de­cide whether to use al­most all of the cash­strapped author­ity’s pot for a sin­gle scheme rather than com­pet­ing pri­or­i­ties across the dis­trict.

A traf­fic as­sess­ment car­ried out by spe­cial­ists pre­dicted 50-ve­hi­cle queues at the j unc­tion when new town hous­ing is built.

Head of tech­ni­cal and proper ty ser vices Ian Cochrane said: “Re­sults from the traf­fic mod­el­ling in­di­cated that the junc­tion is al­ready un­der pres­sure dur­ing peak hours and the ad­di­tion of com­mit­ted de­vel­op­ment will fur­ther ex­ac­er­bate this.”

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