A77 Combined Investment – Scotland Transerv

A77 Combined Investment

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will combine a number of resurfacing and improvement projects for the A77 this October.

In order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for commuters and freight traffic using this busy route, works are being combined into two weekend phases. During each phase it will be necessary to close the trunk road.

This extensive programme of work will see the resurfacing of over 8,000m2 of carriageway at various locations between Cairnryan and Maybole.

Gordon Coppard, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Engineer said:

“Following a particularly harsh and prolonged winter, the condition of the trunk road has deteriorated. With the onset of Autumn/Winter it is essential that we accelerate this programme of works to take advantage of the milder weather before the winter begins. The safety of the trunk road user is paramount, and a planned scheme is always preferential to emergency works.

“Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland is carrying out around £3Million of investment in addition to these phased programmes. We have been working alongside local authorities, emergency services and key stakeholders to schedule these works for maximum efficiency and minimum disruption. Together we have worked to schedule these projects outwith the busy summertime period, when traffic volumes are higher.”

The programme of works during Phase 1 will include two patching schemes and a barrier replacement project. It will require the closure of the A77 from 8pm on Fri 5th until 6am on Mon 8th October 2018.

Traffic management has been developed taking into account the Ayr Railway Station disruption to travel. Scotland Transerv will allow special access for the alternative bus service to be escorted through our site.

This programme of works includes:

  • Carlock Hill to Minor Junction, south of Ballantrae, consisting 4005m2numerous patches
  • Ardwell Farm to Ardmillan Castle, south of Girvan consisting 1140m2 patching works
  • Kennedy’s Pass, replacement of 600m of trunk road barrier to enhance driver safety. Barrier reaching end of maintainable life and in need of replacement

Scotland TranServ’s Deputy Planned Maintenance Manager, Laura Gray added:

“Scotland TranServ has identified the trunk road barrier at Kennedy’s Pass as being at the end of its maintainable life and in need of replacement. In order to reduce disruption to local communities and businesses using the A77, we are working with our colleagues to take full advantage of their existing closure to complete this project without further impact on the travelling public.”

A second, similar phase of works is also being planned for the weekend of Friday 26th (8pm) to Monday 29th (6am) of October. This second road closure will allow for four schemes resurfacing the A77.

This programme of works will include:

  • Burnside, north of Girvan, consisting of 509m2of patching works
  • North of Alginate Factory at Dipple, north of Girvan, consisting of 391m2of patching
  • Turnberry south gateway, consisting of 1942m2of patching

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for their journey. Further information is available on trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland for live trunk road updates.