A701 | Locharbriggs Wall

A701 | Locharbriggs Wall

Scheme Summary

24 January to 3 June 2022
Essential Maintenance


UPDATE (09/05/22): A total closure of the A701 in Locharbriggs, between Quarry Road and Station Road is required on Saturday 14th May 2022, between the hours of 5pm and midnight, to install pre-cast concrete units. A signed diversion will be in place with A701 southbound traffic instructed to travel on the B7076 southbound to Lockerbie. Traffic will then travel in a westerly direction to join the A709 and will use Brownrigg Roundabout to join the A75. From here, traffic will be able to re-join the A701 at Bloomfield Roundabout. Northbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in the reverse direction. 

UPDATE (27/04/22): Maintenance on the A701 at Locharbriggs Wall has been extended and is now due to complete on Friday 3rd June 2022. Extra dates are required due to unfavourable weather conditions over February and March. Total closures will be required at this location to undertake certain elements of the work. These closures will be communicated in due course. 

UPDATE (18/01/22): Maintenance on the A701 at Locharbriggs Wall will now commence on Monday 24th January 2022. 

UPDATE (14/01/22): Maintenance scheduled to commence on Monday 17th January on the A701 at Locharbriggs Wall has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced in due course. 

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance on the A701 at Locharbriggs Wall from Monday 24th January until 7th May 2022, between the hours of 6am and 8pm, although lane closures will be 24/7. 

Works will be carried out to repair a retaining wall currently supported using temporary measures. 

The work will be carried out using a continuous (24/7) northbound lane closure of the A701 between Quarry Road and Station Road within  Locharbriggs. Three-way temporary traffic signals will be implemented on the A701 northbound and southbound carriageway, as well as Quarry Road itself.   

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works. 

Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. 

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.