Warrix bridge works set to bring disruptions!
With the Scottish Open already past, Scotland TranServ will begin bridge resurfacing works on A78 at Warrix, only once the last of the crowds have made their way home from the Scottish Ladies Open at Dundonald.
Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, the £132k project will now involve an eight week programme of work to improve waterproofing, drainage systems and barriers on the bridge deck. The project will begin southbound on 31st of July and last for a total of four weeks, before switching to the northbound lane for a further four week duration.
Gordon Gibney, Scotland TranServ’s Operations Delivery Manager said:
“We rescheduled these works in order to avoid any potential overrun into the Scottish Open. Scotland TranServ has worked closely with the Local Authority and Police Scotland throughout to avoid any unnecessary disruption for golf fans using the route to attend either tournament. This project will deliver long-term benefits to commuters, businesses and tourists using the A78.”
The work will involve stripping back the road surface to allow the project team to carry out repairs to the concrete infrastructure. A new environmentally friendly drainage system will remove excess water from the road structure, increasing the lifetime of the bridge. New barriers will also be installed as part of the programme.