A76 Mennock Resurfacing
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver road surface improvements to 2.6km of the A76 at Mennock, south of Sanquhar.
Because of the width of the trunk road in this location, through the overtaking lanes, Scotland TranServ will be able to deliver this £650k project using a daytime convoy system.
David Montgomery, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Road Design Engineer said:
“It is important that where possible, we minimise the impact on drivers and help to keep the road flowing. Because of the location of the overtaking lane through this section of the A76, the trunk road is sufficiently wide to allow working under convoy conditions, while keeping both our operatives and the travelling public safe.”
To deliver this resurfacing programme as quickly and safely as possible, the convoy system will be implemented during the following times:
- 7am to 6pm each day from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th March
- 7am to 6pm each day from Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April
This investment into the A76 is one of a number of such programmes being carried out by Scotland TranServ across South West Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of the area.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer added:
“On behalf of Transport Scotland, the start of this project brings investment into the A76 to a million pounds in March. This is further to the £5.5million invested by Transport Scotland into the trunk road during 2019.
“Across South West Scotland, we’re working to prioritise such road surface improvements, delivering our programme as quickly and safely as possible, working in consultation with communities to minimise disruption and maximise efficiency.”