A77 Bellfield Interchange
On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ will deliver the essential overnight resurfacing of the A77 Northbound at Bellfield Interchange.
Resurfacing 0.6km of the A78 Northbound 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 A77, 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 relatively low, in line with government advice, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with minimal disruption.
“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.
“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 600m long section of the A77 as essential to the safety of the trunk road.
“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 two overnight closures of the A77 Northbound between the on and off slips. Works will be carried out during the following times:
- 8pm on Thursday 2nd until 6am on Friday 3rd July
- 8pm on Friday 3rd until 6am on Saturday 4th July
Traffic management will only be implemented once traffic volumes are sufficiently low, with this short diversion in place through each overnight only. Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicle access. No additional provisions have been made for windfarm traffic.
Those drivers requiring to use the A77 for essential journeys are advised to allow some extra time travel the diversion route. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotlandon Twitter.