A75 Twynholm Resurfacing
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will this November deliver a half million pounds programme of resurfacing for the A75 at Twynholm.
In order to resurface 900m of carriageway, it will be necessary to deliver the project under a daytime convoy system between the 15th and 25th of November, with further requirements for some daytime lane closures.
The scheme will also utilise an innovative data capture system to help improve the road surface quality and deliver a longer-lasting, more efficient resurfacing material. The cloud-based system continuously monitors conditions and uploads a live stream of information for analysis by Scotland TranServ engineers and contractors.
Jonathan Dyer, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineers said:
“This half million pounds resurfacing project is the first in a £900k trio of investments to improve the surface of this busy route through Galloway prior to Christmas. Works have been carefully scheduled out with busy holiday periods and ahead of the wintry weather to maximise their potential and minimise impact on our communities.
“We understand the frustration that drivers can sometimes feel when faced with temporary traffic management or diversions, and so we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their patience in advance while this essential resurfacing programme is completed. The works will deliver tangible, long-term benefits for those using the route every day.”
To allow this resurfacing programme to be delivered as quickly and safely as possible, the convoy system will be in operation during the following times:
- 8am to 6pm each day from Friday 15th until Monday 25th of November
Drivers, particularly those heading for the ferry ports, are advised to allow some additional time for their journey. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or following @trafficscotland on Twitter.