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A77 Combined Works Phase 2

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out a second phase of resurfacing at a number of locations on the A77 this month.

In order to complete Phase 2 of the trunk road improvement programme, it will be necessary to implement a weekend closure of the A77 between Girvan North Gateway and Turnberry South Gateway from 8pm on Friday 26th to 6am on Monday 29th of October.

Gordon Coppard, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Engineer said:

“In order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for commuters and freight traffic using this busy route, we have combined works into a second phased programme. In total our phased works will see the resurfacing of over 8,000m2 of carriageway at various locations between Cairnryan and Maybole.

“In addition to these phased works, Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland is carrying out around £3Million of investment into the A77 trunk road. Working alongside local authorities, emergency services and key stakeholders these works have been carefully scheduled to minimise disruption and maximise efficiency.”

The programme of works during Phase 2 will include three patching schemes and a strategic road safety project:

· Burnside, north of Girvan, consisting of 509m2 of patching works 

· North of Alginate Factory at Dipple, north of Girvan, consisting of 391m2 of patching

· Turnberry south gateway, consisting of 1942m2 of patching 

· New vehicle activated signage and road markings will be installed for Turnberry

Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Road Safety Manager:

“Working alongside our key stakeholders we have worked to schedule these projects outwith the busy summertime period, when traffic volumes are higher. In implementing this road safety project, it was important that we worked alongside our colleagues to utilise their existing road closure to more efficiently deliver our scheme, ensuring the safety of our workers and the travelling public remained paramount.”

Due to the narrow road width along some sections of the A77, and the challenging geography of the carriageway; lane restrictions alone impose too great a risk to both the travelling public and our workers. Closures are therefore a necessity.

Traffic management has been developed taking into account the Ayr Railway Station disruption to travel. Scotland TranServ will allow special access for the alternative bus service to be escorted through our site.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for their journey. Drivers can check or follow @trafficscotland for live trunk road updates before they start their journey. Further information is available on the Scotland TranServ website.

This programme of investment into the A77 is among a number of such projects being carried out by Scotland TranServ across South West Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of the area.

Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative concluded:

“This programme of work has been scheduled for delivery with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption. Across South West Scotland, we’re working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such road maintenance issues and deliver our road surface improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.”


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