A77 improvement works set to continue

Road users travelling on the southbound of the A77 will soon see noticeable improvements to their journey.

That’s because work began this week on improving the A77 at Smyrton as motorists head southbound towards Stranraer past Ballantrae.

The essential road improvement works began on Monday 6th October and the project will see the replacement of 600 road studs and the replacement of double white lines on the A77 at Smyrton.

The work on the road is set to continue until Saturday 11th October with the A77 being shut off from Girvan to Stranraer during the improvement works.

Motorists will be diverted via the A714 and the A75 during this closure so that they continue their journey.

Due to the nature of the work that is being undertaken and to ensure the safety of the workforce and the motoring public the work is being done overnight.

These closures will be in place each night from 10pm to 6am until Saturday 11 October.

Russell Rennie, Scotland TranServ’s Contract Director said: “Across south west Scotland we are investing to improve the trunk roads network on behalf of Transport Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of this important region.”

Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or following their Twitter feed @trafficscotland.

Advanced warning signs will also be in place on the approach to the works to inform motorists that roadworks are taking place.

In June earlier this year Scotland Transerv on behalf of Transport Scotland carried out £82,000 worth of improvement works on the A77 at Old Street in Girvan.

Workers carried out resurfacing works to improve the quality of the road for motorists for the years ahead over a four day period at the start of that month.

The road surface on the A77 through Maybole is to be repaired and improved as part of Transport Scotland’s on-going maintenance programme.

The repairs will be carried out by Scotland Transerv and will see approximately one kilometre of the carriageway upgraded, delivering long-term benefits to drivers along the A77 at Maybole.

In order to carry out this essential road surface improvement project as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement a full road closure on Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 October from 0800hrs to 1800hrs.

Works will also be carried out under convoy control from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 October from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.

Mr Rennie added: “This is a significant project that will deliver long-term, tangible benefits for drivers in this part of Ayrshire.”

Diversion routes for total closures:

A77 Southbound: Leave A77 SB at Maybole Cross on to B7023 – Crosshill – B7023 – B741 – rejoin A77 just North of Bridgemill Rbt.

A77 Northbound: Leave A77 at Turnberry – A719 NB – rejoin A77 back at Doonholm Rd, south of Bankfield roundabout.

A77 Maybole North Gateway

Scotland TranServ will also be carrying out 230m of carriageway resurfacing immediately north of the 30mph sign at the North end of the town. Works will be carried out under convoy control on Friday 17 0930hrs to 15.30hrs.

Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or following their Twitter feed @trafficscotland.

Advanced warning signs will also be in place on the approach to the works to inform motorists that roadworks are taking place.