A77 Turnberry Scour Protection Works – Scotland Transerv

A77 Turnberry Scour Protection Works

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will shortly begin an essential scour maintenance project on the A77 at Turnberry Bridge, adjacent to Maidens Road.

Works will entail repairs to the structure where scouring has occurred including installation of rock armour on the embankment and the construction of protection plinths along the foot of the abutments to prevent erosion from the Milton Burn. The project will help to protect the integrity of the trunk road and preserve the natural environment of the area.

Our workers, and those of our contractors, will follow strict physical distancing protocols as part of our steps to return safely to work, and deliver those essential maintenance schemes that have been identified as vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.

Brian Laurie, Scotland TranServ’s Network Bridges Manager said:

“This stretch of the A77 trunk road is an important route connecting the Cairnryan ferry ports with Glasgow and the Central Belt. It is a busy destination for tourists and golf traffic. Currently it is an essential link for emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as they go about their vital work.

“It is important that we continue our essential works in order to maintain road safety across South West Scotland. Traffic volumes remain lower, and therefore potential impact on the travelling public is still significantly reduced. 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 and the travelling public is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ. 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 Structural Maintenance and other programmes.

“On behalf of Transport Scotland, we 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 install temporary traffic lights on the A77 at Turnberry Bridge, adjacent to the A719 Maidens Road. The lights will be in operation from 9:30am until 4pm from Tuesday 21st July until Friday 31st of August. Works will take place during daytime, Monday to Friday.

Those drivers requiring to use the A77 for essential journeys are advised to allow some extra time to pass through the temporary traffic lights. Special arrangements have been put in place for emergency service vehicles. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.