A701 Dumfries to Beattock | Work Package

A701 Dumfries to Beattock | Works Package

Scheme Summary

6-25 March 2023
Improvement Works

Scheme Updates

Updated works schedule

Issued: 17 March 2023

Due to adverse weather, resurfacing at A701 Locharbriggs is now scheduled to finish at 6am on Thursday 23rd March 2023. The woodland management work at A701 St Ann's will now be completed by 6am on Saturday 25th March 2023.


Additional Works Scheduled

Issued: 14 March 2023

Due to adverse weather, two additional nights of overnight works are scheduled on the A701 between Locharbriggs and Amisfield between 7pm and 6am on Monday 20th March and Tuesday 21st March 2023. 

Adverse Weather

Issued: 10 March 2023

Due to adverse weather, overnight works scheduled on the A701 between Locharbriggs and Amisfield between 8pm on Saturday 11th March and 6am Sunday 12th March are cancelled. Work will resume at 8pm on Sunday 12th March 2023.



Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking a package of improvement works on the A701 at various locations between Dumfries and Beattock commencing on Monday 6th March 2023 for three weeks.

Improvements will take place under overnight closures (7pm – 6am) of the A701 at the following locations:  

  • Nethermill: From Monday 6th March until Tuesday 7th March 2023, 1,300 metres of carriageway will be repaired.  
  • Locharbriggs to Amisfield: From Wednesday 8th March until Sunday 19th March 2023, 2,000 metres of the carriageway will be resurfaced between Glenellon in Locharbriggs and Kirk Bank in Amisfield.  
  • Kirkland: From Monday 20th March until Tuesday 21st March 2023, 1,400 metres of carriageway will be repaired. 
  • North and South of St. Ann’s Bridge: From Wednesday 22nd March until Friday 24th March 2023, 600 metres of carriageway will be repaired. Tree felling will also be undertaken as part of our Ash Dieback Action Plan. You can find out more about Ash Dieback and what we are doing to tackle its effects here 


This maintenance will benefit around 7,300 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future, and removing dangerous trees from beside the trunk road. The works are being delivered as one package to minimise disruption for businesses, road users, and local residents. All diversions will be signed.  


Diversion information is as follows:  

Northbound traffic will take the A75 east to join the A709 eastbound at Brownrigg Roundabout, continuing to Lockerbie and turning left onto the B7076 to head north to join the A701 southbound south of Beattock. 

Southbound traffic will head north on the A701 and turn right onto the B7076 south of Beattock, continuing south to Lockerbie and turning right onto the A709 to head west to Brownrigg Roundabout, before joining the A75 westbound to reach the A701. 


We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while this essential work takes place. 


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


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