Landslip work to continue on A77

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A dedicated team has been working carrying out emergency restoration works on a busy stretch of the A77, following three recent landslips.

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland has drafted in its specialist geotechnical engineers to carry out the works to three sections of the A77 between Cairnryan and Shalloch Roundabout in Girvan ensuring it is safe to reopen to motorists.

The team has also been busy carrying out inspections on the landscape and drainage at all the landslip sites.

Temporary traffic lights have been managing the traffic flow along the A77 to enable engineers to assess the sites and it is expected that these will remain in place until early next year. Scotland TranServ is also currently working on plans to carry out permanent repairs later in 2015 which will help to prevent future landslips.

Russell Rennie, contract director, Scotland TranServ commented: “Our geotechnical engineers are working hard to carry out emergency repairs at each of the landslip sites over the shortest time possible.

“Although delays are inevitable the safety of motorists and local residents is of the utmost priority. We thank the local community for their patience during this time.”

Operatives cleared almost 360 tonnes of rubble from the road during early November, following a bout of heavy rain which overwhelmed the surrounding landscape.