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A77 Girvan Pedestrian Crossing To be installed

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will begin installation of a new pedestrian crossing for the junction of Ailsa Street West and Henrietta Street on the A77 at Girvan.

The scheme has been developed in collaboration with the local community who initially raised concerns over safety when crossing this busy route.

Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Road Safety Manager said:

“Following extensive consultation with Police Scotland, local authorities, community groups and elected members we have developed a short programme of works to install this new trunk road crossing.

“In order to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible it will be necessary to close the A77 northbound at this immediate location over the next three weekends. A short diversion route will be in place from Shallochpark Roundabout. Southbound traffic will remain unaffected by the works.”

Works will be carried out and the trunk road will be closed between:

· 8pm Friday 12th – 6am Monday 15th January 2018

· 8pm Friday 19th – 6am Monday 22nd January 2018

· 8pm Friday 26th – 6am Monday 29th January 2018

Scotland TranServ will advise local residents that there is potential for construction noise on the first Friday of the project (12th January) due to the breaking out of pavement surface and kerbing, and a nearby traffic island.

Across South West Scotland, Scotland TranServ is working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such road safety and maintenance issues and deliver our many improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.

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

“The A77 is an important economic artery for the region, with many communities and businesses along the route. We work with a diverse group of stakeholders and community representatives in scheduling our significant programme of work, in order that it can be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.


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