A77 Combined Resurfacing Programme – Scotland Transerv

A77 Combined Resurfacing Programme

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ is resurfacing 0.6kmof the A77 between Kilantringan Burn and Auchencrosh, south of Ballantrae.

Following this, a further 200m surface patching scheme will be carried out at the Stranraer North Gateway, under daytime convoy.

These projects will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified this resurfacing project as an essential maintenance scheme, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer said:

“This is an important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by freight, retail and delivery traffic, as well as the emergency services, as part of their essential working. It is vital that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain lower, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely, and with reduced 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.

“Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last few months, and for playing their part in protecting the country’s key workers.”

In order to deliver the resurfacing of 0.6km of the A77 adjacent to Kilantringan Farm, Scotland TranServ will implement a weekend closure of A77 in this area. The closure will be in place between 8pm on Friday 24th until 6am on Monday 27th July.

Drivers are advised to allow an additional 40 minutes journey time in order to negotiate the weekend diversion route. Special arrangements will be in place for emergency service vehicles, however no additional measures will be made for windfarm traffic or wideloads.

Working with the local community, Scotland TranServ identified the need to carry out 200m of surface patching in this section of the trunk road. The project at the North Gateway into Stranraer will be carried out under daytime convoy between 8am and 4pm each day between Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th of July.

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 weekend diversion map: