Friday 18 Jan 2019
Public drop-in for Carnoustie level crossing upgrade
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Residents are being invited to drop in and find out more about the £5.5m enhancement of Carnoustie level crossing.
Network Rail will shortly begin work to renew the signalling system and infrastructure at the crossing on Station Road.
Work will include replacing the existing two long level crossing barriers with four barriers, enhancement of signalling equipment and complete renewal of the level crossing surface.
Due to the nature of the work, this upgrade can only be safely completed by closing the crossing for two extended periods and putting road diversions in place.
The crossing will be closed to traffic from the evening of Saturday, February 9, until the morning of Monday, February 18, and again from the evening of Saturday, March 9, until the morning of Monday, March 18.
Network Rail will hold a community drop-in between 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 23, in the Station Hotel where residents and motorists can come along and find out more about the project and ask any questions direct to the project team.
Euan Falconer, Network Rail’s project manager for the upgrade, said: “This work will further improve road and rail safety and also enhance the reliability of the railway on the busy east coast main line.
“We appreciate there will be disruption as a result of this work – particularly as there is a prolonged period where the road will be closed. We would like to encourage people to come to this event, where they can find out more about our plans and ask us any questions.”
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