A78 Largs (footpaths)

A78 Largs (footpaths)

1 December 2020

Footpath reinstatement



Work is currently suspended until early February due to coronavirus isolation by the specialist sub-contractor. A further update will be issued when work recommences.


To ensure the safety of road users, pedestrians and road workers, the remainder of the A78 Largs footpath scheme will be delivered using a temporary traffic light system. The lights will be manned at morning and teatime peak periods, to ensure a steady flow of traffic through the extent of the works.


This scheme will resume on Monday 29th March and is expected to complete by Friday 9th April 2021. Work will take place between 9.30am until 4pm, Monday to Friday and Sundays. There will be no Saturday working.

The work will be undertaken using temporary traffic lights.


Essential maintenance to reinstate the footpaths of the A78 through Largs will take place between 9.30am to 4pm, each weekday, from Tuesday 1st December and is expected to be complete by the end of January 2021. Some work may be required at weekends to accommodate isolated access areas, but only as required.

There will be a break in the works during the Christmas and New Year period.

This work, with a value of £100,000,  will benefit around 10,345 pedestrians using this road each day, by improving the condition of the footpaths, increasing safety and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in future.

Please note these works will also be weather-dependent, and further updates will be provided if dates change for this reason.

The scheme extents range from the junction of the A78 Gallowgate Street with Nelson Street for approximately 206m southbound to Cullis’ Amusements. The northbound scheme extents range from the junction of the A78 Gallowgate Street with Fort Street for 70m northbound.

Parking and loading will be suspended for the duration of the works. Temporary traffic lights may be used at times throughout the works to allow for the loading and unloading of materials and plant.

Unfortunately, some noise and access disruption could occur during the works, although our intention is to maintain access. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these works.

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.

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