A77 work over three weekends

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Planned weekend closures for roadworks will affect three different stretches of the A77 over three weekends.

Over half a million pounds of investment from Transport Scotland will be spent on improving the A77 at three locations, with the works being carried out over three weekends beginning on Friday, 21 October 2016.

Scotland TranServ, which manages and maintains south west Scotland’s motorways and trunk roads on behalf of Transport Scotland, including the A77, will carry out the three major schemes in just 21 days to resurface approximately two miles of the route.

To protect the safety of motorists and road users alike, a full closure is required to be in place with a signed local diversions in operation throughout the works. The works will be carried out at the following locations:

A77 Bridgemill to Girvan Mains – 24 hour working from 8.00pm on Friday 21 October until 6.00am on Monday 24 October.

A77 Ardwell – 24 hour working from 8.00pm on Friday 28 October until 6.00am on Monday 31 October.

A77 Minnybae – 24 hour working from 8.00pm on Friday 4 November until 6.00am on Monday 7 November.

Scotland TranServ’s operating company representative, Andy Fraser said: “This significant investment will ensure that the A77 is maintained to a good standard and can withstand the impact of the 4,000 vehicles which travel on this route each day.

“We have made every effort to programme these works over the shortest period of time, therefore reducing disruption to road users; however motorists particularly those use the ferry ports should plan their journeys accordingly.”

Road users can access real time traffic information by visiting Traffic Scotland’s website or following @TrafficScotland on Twitter.

Diversions:

A77 Bridgemill; Southbound traffic should follow the A77 Maybole onto the B7023 to Crosshill, the B741 to Dailly then the B734 back onto the A77 at Girvan.

Northbound traffic should follow the southbound route in reverse.

A77 Ardwell

Southbound traffic should follow the A77 Girvan onto the A714 to Newton Stewart, then follow the A75 to Stranraer, onto A751 towards A77 at Innermessan, then back along the A77 to Ardwell.

Northbound traffic should follow the southbound route in reverse.

A77 Minnybae

Southbound traffic should follow the A77 Maybole onto the B7023 at Crosshill, the B741 to Dailly then on the B734 back onto the A77 at Girvan.

Northbound traffic should follow the A77 onto A719 at Turnberry along A719 to Ayr back onto the A77 at Whiltletts Roundabout.