POSTPONED A78 Lighthouses - Kelly Burn

A78 The Lighthouses to Kelly Burn (POSTPONED)

20 November 2020

Weekend Closure (POSTPONED)

UPDATE (20/11/2020): The upcoming carriageway resurfacing works on the A78 at Wemyss Bay, due to start 20:00 on Friday 20th November until 06:00 on Monday 23rd November 2020, have now been postponed due to operational matters. These works will now be rescheduled to take place in early 2021. Further information will be provided once dates are confirmed. Amey would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding.


Essential maintenance on the A78 between The Lighthouses and Kelly Burn will take place overnight from Friday 20th November to Monday 23rd November 2020.

This scheme, with a value of £180,000, will improve the condition of the carriageway and reduce the need for more extensive maintenance in future.

The work requires a full weekend closure of the A78 at Wemyss Bay, with a signed diversion route between Largs and Greenock.

Northbound traffic will be directed to leave the A78 at Hailie Brae/A760 (Largs) and continue on the A760 to Kilbirnie to join the southbound B780. From here, vehicles will join the B777 on to the A737 at Beith and continue north to the A737 towards Johnstone and join the A761 to Clune Brae (Port Glasgow). Traffic will then follow the A8 at Newark Roundabout and travel west to Greenock, to re-join the A78 at Bullring Roundabout.

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

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, Wemyss Bay & Gourock Ferry Terminals, Pearson Cars and Inverclyde Council.

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

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