A78 Pennyburn - Eglinton

A78 Pennyburn - Eglinton

1 March 2021

Road Safety Improvements

ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A78 BETWEEN PENNYBURN ROUNDABOUT AND EGLINTON INTERCHANGE COMMENCES 1ST MARCH  

Road Safety improvements to install vehicle activated signage and solar powered road studs on the A78 between Pennyburn Roundabout and Eglinton Interchange is taking place from Monday 1st March until Monday 15th March 2021.

A second phase of work will take place from Monday 22nd March until Wednesday 31st March 2021The work will be carried out during the hours of 8pm and 6am, each night.  

This scheme, with a value of £450,000 will benefit around 15,000 vehicles using this route each day, by improving safety and reliability on the trunk road network.

Vehicle activated signage is an intelligent system that encourages speed compliance and delivers important information to drivers. These remain effective when visibility is compromised during adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain and fog. Solar powered road studs, in addition to providing significantly enhanced visibility for drivers, cut through poor visibility weather such as heavy rain and fog to deliver information about the layout directly in the drivers’ line of sight. 

Monday 1st March until Monday 15th March 2021The work will be carried out using a full night-time closure of the A78 between Pennyburn Roundabout and Eglinton Interchange. A78 eastbound traffic will be diverted via Pennyburn Roundabout onto the A738 towards Kilwinning. From here, traffic will join the A737 and will proceed on this route to re-join the A78 at Eglinton Interchange. A78 westbound traffic will follow the same diversion but, in the reverse direction.  

Monday 22nd March until Wednesday 31st March 2021: Night-time lane closures will be required on the A78 between Pennyburn Roundabout and Eglinton Interchange.  

We thank road users in advance for their patience while these essential road safety improvements are undertaken. 

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. 

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