A77 weekend closure planned at Auchenblane for Resurfacing works
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management plan, Scotland TranServ will deliver the final resurfacing scheme of six for the A77 with a new surface planned for Auchenblane.
Due to the prolonged and inclement winter period, the condition of the A77 deteriorated. Transport Scotland redirected budgets towards carrying out these essential road repairs. To address the issues, Scotland TranServ accelerated planned construction of major road maintenance schemes on the A77. Works to resurface 600 metres of carriageway will run from 8pm on Friday 27th until 6am on Monday 30th April, with subsequent overnight closures on Monday and Tuesday (1st May). Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s Design Engineer said: “This £150k project will mark the culmination of six schemes to resurface the A77 this spring. Our works have addressed approximately 16,000m2 of defective carriageway and our further retexturing operation has improved approximately 10,000m2 of road surface friction. We have been working closely with the local communities, councils, Police Scotland and other key stakeholders to carefully schedule these projects, for minimal disruption.” Because of the limited available road width of the A77 in this area, it will be necessary to close the trunk road to ensure the safety of our workers and of the travelling public. Diversion routes are significant and add several minutes onto journeys. Motorists and ferry passengers in particular are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey: · Southbound Diversion - A77 closed at Maybole, divert via B7023 Culzean Road connecting with the A719 through Maidens to Turnberry · Northbound Diversion - A77 Closed at Turnberry, divert via A719 to Ayr, rejoining A77 at Whitletts Roundabout Additional single lane closures with temporary traffic lights will also be required for approximately five days prior to the works commencing to facilitate necessary drainage works within the extents. Journey times will be monitored in real time and relayed to trafficscotland.org. For live traffic information please follow @trafficscotland on Twitter. Further diversion information is available on the Scotland TranServ website. This concentrated programme of improvements for the A77 is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across South West Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland. Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative concluded: “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. This programme of work has therefore been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”