A77 closed overnight as lorry overturns

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Due to a heavy goods vehicle overturning on the A77 on Monday, 25 August the A77 near Kirkoswald was closed overnight to accommodate the removal of the vehicle and the subsequent clean-up operation.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Ayr Hospital but a police spokeswoman said there he was not thought to be seriously injured.

Further detailed examination of the road surface on Monday revealed significant contamination which required the affected area to be removed and resurfaced.

This operation was carried out on Monday and throughout Tuesday the 27th August. Due to the nature of the operations the A77 remained closed in both directions until the operation was completed.

A signed diversion route was put in place since time of the initial closure and police said it was running well with no delays reported.

Southbound the road was closed at Maybole at the junction of St Cuthbert’s Road the B7023, rejoining the A77 at Bridgemill Roundabout Girvan. Northbound the road was closed at the junction with the A719 at Turnberry.

Russell Rennie, Contract Director, Scotland TranServ said: “This is an essential maintenance operation needed to ensure that all areas of the contaminated carriageway are replaced.

“Our priority is for the safety of the travelling public and while the diversion we have put in place may cause some inconvenience the works will be completed as quickly as possible.”

As the Carrick Gazette went to press there were still roadworks in place on Tuesday afternoon.

Scotland TranServ provides roads maintenance services on behalf of Transport Scotland to 22 routes across south west Scotland spanning over 600km of motorways and other designated trunk road routes including the Erskine and Kingston Bridges.