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Urgent Resurfacing Work Commences this Weekend on A78 at Meadowhead

In response to escalating concerns over the deteriorating condition of the A78 southbound carriageway between Meadowhead Roundabout and the Barassie burn, Amey, representing Transport Scotland, has announced a significant intervention.

Photo: Ayrshire Daily News

Set to take place from 8pm on Friday, 12 April to 6am on Monday, 15 April 2024, the initiative involves a full weekend closure of the affected stretch for urgent resurfacing works.

This decision comes in the wake of the Ayrshire Daily News highlighting increasing unrest among local residents, exacerbated by the introduction of a 40mph speed limit last week due to the road's worsening state.

The resurfacing scheme is a crucial step towards enhancing the safety and quality of the A78, a route frequented by countless vehicles daily. The full closure allows for the comprehensive addressing of the carriageway's issues, promising a significant improvement in road conditions for users.

Throughout the closure, a signed diversion will guide southbound traffic, ensuring minimal disruption.

During the day, vehicles can exit at Meadowhead Roundabout to join the B746 towards Barassie and Troon, with the option to re-join the A78 via the Auchengate on-slip road.

Night-time diversions will similarly reroute traffic through the A759 and B746 to access the southbound A78.

Amey and Transport Scotland extend their gratitude to the public for their patience and cooperation during these essential works, assuring that emergency services will maintain access throughout the period.

However, they also caution that all plans are subject to favourable weather conditions, with potential for rescheduling should the need arise.


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