A77 Auchenblane to Kirkoswald

A77 Auchenblane to Kirkoswald

16 November 2020

Weekend Maintenance

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE ON A77 AUCHENBLANE TO KIRKOSWALD COMMENCES 16th NOVEMBER

Essential maintenance on the southbound A77 from Auchenblane to north of Kirkoswald village will take place between Monday 16th November 2020 and Monday 23rd November 2020.

This scheme, with a value of £200,000, will benefit around 11,356 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in future.

The works will be carried out in two phases. Phase 1 will take place overnight from Monday 16th November until Thursday 19th November, between 8pm and 6am, each night. The road will open as normal out-with these times.

Phase 2 of the works will take place from 8pm on Friday 20th November until 6am on Monday 23rd November 2020, under a continuous closure.

A signed diversion route will be in operation while these closures are in place.

Northbound traffic will exit at the A719 Maidens Road at Turnberry and will travel via the B7023 to Greenfield Avenue to join the B7024 Alloway. From here, vehicles will continue via Murdoch’s Lone to Doonholm Road and re-join the A77 north.

Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion in the opposite direction.

Emergency vehicle and local access will be maintained throughout the scheme, and a shuttle bus service will be in operation.

Normal travel on this route  - 13.2 miles – takes 21 minutes. It is calculated this diversion will cover – 17 miles – taking the journey time to 30 minutes. Please allow extra time for your journey.

The diversion route was agreed upon after feedback from local stakeholders. This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services,  road hauliers, utility companies, local businesses, elected members, Ayrshire Roads Alliance and South Ayrshire Council.

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

A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/roadwork-alerts/ An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service.

To report a problem on the network please visit: https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

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