A737 Dalgarven - St James Interchange

A737 Dalgarven - St James Interchange

14 February 2021

Vegetation Management


Essential vegetation management on the A737 between north of Dalgarven and St. James Interchange, is taking place from Sunday 14th February 2021 until Friday 26th February 2021  

Works will be split into two phases: 

  • Day shift from Dalgarven to Howwood Junction from the hours of 09:30 to 16:00, undertaken using a combination of lane closures and stop and go boards 
  • Night shift works from Howwood Junction to St James interchange from the hours of 19:00 to 06:00, undertaken using a series of lane and road closures.  

Night shift works will require the implementation of the following closures: 

  • St James SB on slipSunday 14th to Tuesday 16th, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night 
  • Johnstone SB on slip & Kilbarchan SB off slip Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night 
  • Johnstone NB on slip, off slip & Linwood NB off slip Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night, and Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night 
  • Linwood NB on slip Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night 
  • A737 total carriageway closure between Howwood Junction & Kilbarchan Junction Sunday 21st to Friday 26th, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night. 

Appropriate diversions will be in place and clearly sign posted each night. 

This scheme, with a value of £75,500, will benefit vehicles using this route each day, by improving visibility on the carriageway and preventing the obstruction of direction and tourist signage. 

For information, a Statutory Plant Health Notice (SPHN) has been issued for an area of trees near Kilbarchan in the northbound verge that require felling. Works are planned to begin at this location from early March. Further information concerning these works and the proposed traffic management will be issued in due course. 

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

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