A77 to be shut again tonight

Due to weather delays, the A77 south of Girvan will once again be shut tonight (Tuesday 10 November) overnight to carry out carriageway reconstruction works.

Bad weather on Friday night meant that works at Ardwell Farm which were due to start for the weekend had to be delayed until the Saturday morning. The work continued until Sunday night when the road was re-opened to traffic.

Scotland TranServ have now taken the decision to close the road from 8pm tonight until 6am on Wednesday 11 November to complete the works ahead of another full road closure which starts on Friday for the weekend.

A spokesperson for Scotland TranServ said: “Scotland TranServ, operating on behalf of Transport Scotland, carried out carriageway reconstruction on Saturday 7th November through till Sunday 8th November under a full closure of the A77. Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions at the weekend, the surfacing works could not be completed and as a result there are currently temporary traffic signals in place on the A77.

Weather forecasts have indicated that there is a window of opportunity to complete the works under a full closure from Tuesday 10th November at 8pm till 6am on Wednesday 11th November. Completion of the works on Tuesday night avoids delay to the ongoing programme of works and allows removal of the temporary traffic signals, thus reducing delay to the travelling public.

During the proposed road closures, a signed diversion will be in place diverting motorists along the A714 to Newton Stewart before taking the A75 back towards Stranraer. The route is for both northbound and southbound movements.

Scotland Transerv apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”