A76 South of New Cumnock
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver the essential overnight resurfacing of the A76 at two locations, south of New Cumnock
Resurfacing 0.8km of the A76 trunk road will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified the project as an essential maintenance scheme, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the network.
Gordon Coppard, Scotland TranServ’s Area Network Manager for Ayrshire said:
“This is an important section of the A76, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is important that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain low, in line with government advice, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with minimal disruption.
“The health and safety of our workers, our contractors and the travelling public is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ. Working in collaboration with Transport Scotland, we have identified the resurfacing of this 800m long section of the A76 as essential to the safety of the trunk road.
“Many new working practices have been implemented across our own workforce and those of our contractors and suppliers as we work towards the future delivery of our Network Maintenance and other programmes. Thorough risk assessments have been carried out as we take a lead in the delivery of trunk road maintenance.
“Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last couple of months, and for continuing to protect the country’s key workers.”
In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement an overnight closure of the A76 over four consecutive nights, as follows:
- 8pm on Monday 27th until 6am on Tuesday 28th July
- 8pm on Tuesday 28th until 6am on Wednesday 29th July
- 8pm on Wednesday 29th until 6am on Thursday 30th July
- 8pm on Thursday 30th until 6am on Friday 31st July
A lengthy diversion route of 52 miles will be in place overnight only. Drivers are therefore asked to carefully plan their journeys and to add plenty of additional time for essential travel. Traffic management will only be implemented once traffic volumes are sufficiently low.
Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicle access. No additional provisions have been made for windfarm traffic. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.
Please click on the button below to view overnight diversion map: