A77 weekend works postponed

editorial image

Roadworks planned for this weekend on the A77 which would have seen the road closed completely have now been postponed.

Scotland Transerv said the weekend road maintenance on the A77 at Girvan Mains which was due to commence on Friday 26 August has been postponed until further notice following ‘extensive consultation’.

As we reported earlier this month Councillor Alec Clark had written to Scotland Transerv saying the planned full closure of the road over the weekend of August 27 and 28 would impact heavily on local businesses.

Scotland TranServ have resurfaced the section of the A77 this week with overnight closures in place between Bridgemill Roundabout and Drumdow Road Junction.

The road was closed overnight this week with the last closure planned from Friday, August 26 at 8pm until Saturday, August 27 at 6am.

Scotland TranServ’s operating company representative, Andy Fraser said: “This resurfacing scheme will ensure the long term resilience of this stretch of the A77, which is travelled by almost 4,000 motorists each day. We have made every effort to consult with the local community and programme the works out with peak times and overnight when traffic flows are considerably lighter, helping to reduce disruption to road users and residents.”

Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visitingwww.trafficscotland.co.uk.

Mr Clark said in his letter to Transerv: “This will be a disaster for business both in the town and villages as well as those along the A77 because this is one of the busiest weekends of the year.”