Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out overnight road resurfacing on the A82 Strowan’s Road to Garshake Road, Dumbarton between 8pm and 6am each night from Tuesday 27th June to Sunday 2nd July.
The £120k project will address structural cracking and potholes on 750m of carriageway, delivering tangible, long-term improvements for communities, businesses and tourists using this main route between the Central Belt and Loch Lomond.
Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Manager said:
“This is an important route, not only for the Dumbarton communities living adjacent to it, but for the thousands of commuters, businesses and tourists who use the A82 on their way to Lock Lomond, Argyll and even the Highlands. Therefore, in order to minimise the impact of the project on the local community, we’ll be working through the night.”
The health and safety of our workers and of drivers is of the utmost importance to Scotland TranServ. Working overnight will allow to complete this project as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. Traffic speeds through the road works will be controlled by a convoy system, with emergency service vehicles escorted as a priority.
The convoy system will therefore operate:
Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, this A82 road surface improvement programme is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver tangible, long-term benefits to commuters, communities and businesses throughout Dumbarton and beyond.
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out resurfacing of the A76 near Skerrington Roundabout, Cumnock from Friday 23rd until Tuesday 27th June.
The £382k project will use the innovative crack and seat method to repair around 600m of the trunk road, addressing potholes and structural cracking.
Lee Donnelly, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager said:
“The A76 is an important economic artery, connecting many communities and businesses across Ayrshire. Using the crack and seat method we can reduce disruption, completing the project quicker, safer and more efficiently, with minimal waste. This method will remove the need for the extensive toing and froing of
construction traffic, with 40 less lorry journeys.”
Scotland TranServ has used the crack and seat method extensively on projects across South West Scotland. The method has been used in particular to repair sections of the A75 through Dumfries and Galloway. On one project alone, Layby to Cardoness Castle, we saved enough lorry miles to stretch from Glasgow to Sydney.
In order to complete the project in the quickest possible time, reducing disruption to the local community we have worked in consultation with Police Scotland and the Local Authority to schedule a programme of traffic management. Local diversions are in place:
Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, this A76 road surface improvement programme is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver tangible, long-term benefits to commuters, communities and businesses throughout Ayrshire.
Scotland TranServ scooped the Inclusive Transportation Award at the CIHT Awards in London last night (Thursday 15th June).
The company also narrowly missed out at the Scottish Transport Awards being held at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow.
Scotland TranServ was nominated there in two categories, for the Moving Cursor
programme and again the Neatebox crossing app.
The innovative Neatebox Bluetooth technology has been implemented on a number of pedestrian crossings in the Ayrshire town. The smart phone app allows people with visual and physical impairment to more easily activate crossings.
Sometimes crossing control buttons can be located in inaccessible places, making activation difficult or even risky.
Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Road Safety Team Leader said:
“Being nominated alone for such a prestigious award is further testament to the Neatebox technology we have installed in Largs crossings. This is a wonderful innovation that levels the playing field for those with visual and physical impairment. We look forward to its further application on new crossings across South West Scotland and the benefits that delivers for communities across the region.”
Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland, will carry out road resurfacing works between the A75/A711 Kirkcudbright junction and Barncrosh from Friday 23rd to Wednesday 28th June.
The £340k project will repair potholes and structural cracking on a 700m section of the A75, delivering tangible, long-term improvements for communities and businesses adjacent to this main route through Dumfries and Galloway.
Rajan Singh, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager for the scheme said:
“We realise that this is an important economic artery for South West Scotland, and that is why we’re making every effort to reduce disruption as much as possible. Work will take place at the weekend and overnight in order to minimise the impact on the local community and businesses.”
The health and safety of our workers and of drivers is of the utmost importance to Scotland TranServ, and that is why it will be necessary to implement a full weekend closure followed by midweek overnight closures in order to carry out this project as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. All traffic will be diverted along the A711 and A762.
The A75 road closures include:
A three-way traffic signal system will be implemented at the junction with Tongland bridge (A711/A762) in order to control large vehicle turning movements.
This A75 road surface improvement programme 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
Scotland TranServ, in consultation with Police Scotland and the Local Authority, will reschedule bridge waterproofing & resurfacing works for the A78 460 Underpass N0 3 at Warrix Interchange near Irvine.
The project is expected to take 4 weeks to allow for improvement on the vehicle restraint, waterproofing and the drainage system on the North & South bound carriageway near to Warrix interchange.
Works were due to start on Monday 12th of June. However, due to the proximity of the scheme to the forthcoming Scottish Open Golf tournament, a decision has been made to reschedule the project.
The programme will now take place in the late summer/early autumn to deliver these tangible road surface improvements for local
commuters and freight traffic.
Next week essential resurfacing work will be undertaken on the M8 Eastbound Junction 15 to 14 by Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland.
A programme of overnight works, designed to address structural cracking and potholes, will take place each night from Wednesday the 14th until the early morning of Tuesday the 20th of June. The project has been scheduled to run overnight only, in order to minimise disruption as much as possible.
Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager on the scheme said:
“The M8 is one of Scotland’s busiest motorways and that’s why it is important that we deliver this essential programme of tangible, long-term benefits. Working overnight will allow us to deliver this project with minimal disruption. We always have the safety of our workers and motorists foremost in mind.”
Only once the motorway is sufficiently quiet will we install traffic management to begin our programme of overnight resurfacing work. Diversions will be lifted, and the road returned to normal operation by 6am each morning. The M8 Westbound will be unaffected throughout this time.
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin construction of a new pedestrian crossing for Locharbriggs Village, outside Dumfries.
Following extensive consultation with the local community and elected members, construction will begin on the innovative new A701 crossing from Monday 12th June, and last for two weeks.
Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Strategic Road Safety Manager said:
“We’ve been in discussions with the local nursery school throughout the development of this innovative new crossing. It will shortly incorporate specialist Neatebox technology, allowing staff to operate the lights using a smart phone app, which will come in useful for busy teachers with lots of children on their
Work to install the new crossing will begin at 9.30am and last until 3.30pm each weekday, operating outside peak periods in order to minimise disruption to local commuters and businesses.
Resurfacing work will take place on Sunday 18th of June, during which time traffic will operate under a convoy management system. Closure of the Quarry Road junction will be necessary at these times, with local signed diversions in place. High Friction surfacing will be added during the weekdays that follow.
The crossing will be only the second on a Scottish trunk road to operate under the Bluetooth, Remote Lamp Control System (RLCS). Locharbriggs will also be only the second Scottish community to receive Neatebox technology on a trunk road crossing.
Scotland TranServ is advising ramblers and anglers using the Southern Upland Way/Annandale Way that it will be necessary to close a short section of the route near Beattock.
On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ will replace a total of 20 concrete cope panels on the A701 bridge which spans the Southern Upland Way/Annandale Way and Evan Water from Monday 12th of June until Thursday 15th June, 2017. The trunk road however, will remain open throughout the works.
Frank Quither, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager said:
“Inspections of the structure revealed some deterioration to these cope panels located above the Southern Upland Way/Annandale Way Footpath. If unattended this deterioration could present a potential hazard to walkers and anglers using this section of the route. Our works will deliver tangible, long term benefits to those using the path for walking and fishing.”
The short £5k programme of work will remove the deteriorated vertical faces of cope panels on the exterior parapets on either side of the Evan Water. Access to work areas will be via the cycle path and existing verge on either side of the structure. No traffic management measures are required to undertake these works.
A short diversionary route will be implemented for walkers while the work is carried out. This includes:
While the Southern Upland Way/Annandale Way is not directly part of our network, we acknowledge that essential maintenance works carried out on our structures may impact those using this walking route.
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out bridge resurfacing works on the A78 at Warrix near Irvine.
The project will involve work to the waterproofing, drainage system and barriers on the bridge deck. The programme will begin on Monday the 12th of June and last for a total of four weeks.
Gordon Gibney, Scotland TranServ’s Operations Delivery Manager said:
“We’ve been working closely with the Local Authority and Police Scotland to specifically schedule these works ahead of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links. This project will deliver tangible, long-term benefits to commuters, businesses and tourists using the A78 for years to come.”
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.
In order to complete the work as efficiently and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management, with a full closure of the southbound carriageway for the first couple of weeks. A fast lane system will be introduced, with the northbound side also reduced to one lane. Following that the project will switch to the Northbound carriageway.
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out resurfacing of the A726 trunk road between the Murray and Righead Roundabouts in East Kilbride across the weekend of the 10th and 11th of June.
The £170k project will help to address issues with potholes and structural cracking along a 1km stretch of the A726 westbound carriageway.
Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Manager said:
“We are investing, on behalf of Transport Scotland to support communities living and working adjacent to our network. This is a busy economic route through one of South West Scotland’s largest towns and this project will deliver tangible, long-term benefits in the quality of the road surface for commuters and freight traffic alike.”
In order to carry out the work as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to close the westbound carriageway of the A726 during this period. The project has been schedule in consultation with Police Scotland and the Local Authority.
Football fans heading through East Kilbride towards Hampden Park for the Scotland v England International that weekend, are advised to seek alternative routes, or allow some additional time for their journey. Local diversions will be in place.
Traffic management will be installed from 20:00 on the evening of Friday 9th June and will be removed by 06:00 on the morning of Monday 12th June.