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  • Writer's pictureAyrshire Daily News

Carlock ground Investigation Works set to begin on the A77

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will carrying out ground investigations and minor repairs of both the upslope rock face and downslope embankment at Carlock on the A77, 4 miles south of Ballantrae.

In order to protect the health and safety of our workers and the motoring public it will be necessary to implement a single lane closure, operating under temporary traffic lights.

Charles Macklin, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Engineer said:

“These investigations are being carried out to inform future schemes being developed to maintain and stabilise the ground adjacent to the A77 trunk road in this area. This continues from works carried out in the vicinity to replace the failing upslope with rock fill to ensuring the stability of the ground in the immediate area.

“Scotland TranServ has worked in consultation with local authorities and key stakeholders to schedule this programme of work for a period of minimal disruption. We will continue to keep local communities and drivers informed on our progress.”

  • The investigation works are programmed to commence on Monday the 19th of March and continue for two months.

While every effort will be taken to minimise delays without compromising the safety of our workforce, motorists and ferry passengers in particular are advised to allow additional time for their journey. Whilst carrying out particular activities, there will be occasional delays of up to 20 minutes, necessary to do the works safely.

To minimise the impact to the travelling public and to ferry traffic, these occasional periods of delay will be limited to:

  • 11:30pm to 2:00am, and

  • 3:30am to 6:00am

Further information is available at or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.


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