A737 | Risk Brae Spandrel Wall Repairs

A737 | Risk Brae Spandrel Wall Repairs

Scheme Summary

31 October to 30 November 2022
Essential spandrel wall repairs and VRS replacement


UPDATE (26/10/22): Maintenance on the A737, 2km south of Howwood, scheduled to commence on Monday 31st October 2022 has been POSTPONED. Rescheduled dates will be communicated 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 repairs to the spandrel wall of the culvert carrying the A737 over Risk Burn and to replace the vehicle restraint system (VRS) on the A737, 2km south of Howwood, from Monday 31st October until Wednesday 30th November 2022. Traffic management will be in place at this location on a 24/7 basis with working hours varying each day.

This scheme, with a value of £80,000, will benefit around 22,081 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition and safety of the structure and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

Various traffic management measures will be implemented to carry out this work including a southbound lane closure and the installation of temporary traffic signals that will be in effect on a 24/7 basis throughout the scheme’s duration.

Two overnight closures will be required to allow for the safe installation and removal of traffic management at this location. These will take place during the hours of 8pm and 6am on Monday 31st October 2022 and Wednesday 30th November 2022. A signed diversion route will be in operation. Traffic will be diverted in a northerly direction and will turn right onto the B707. From here, traffic will turn left on to the A736 (Lochlibo Road), left on to the A726 (Hurlet Road), left on to the A761 (Gordon Street), and finally will turn right on to Linwood Road. Traffic will then be able to rejoin the A737 and diversion will end.

Please note: local access only for Belltrees Road.

Delays are anticipated while these essential works are underway, especially during peak AM and PM travel times, we thank road users in advance for their patience and cooperation.

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.

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