A78/A737 Flyover to Eglinton Southbound Resurfacing – Scotland Transerv

A78/A737 Flyover to Eglinton Southbound Resurfacing

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface the A78 between the A737 Flyover and Eglinton Interchange.

Essential resurfacing of this 1.2km section of the 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 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 emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is vital that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes are still currently lower, in line with government advice, 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 complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement a series of overnight closures of the trunk road between Pennyburn Roundabout and Eglinton Interchange. These will be implemented during the following times:

  • 8pm on Monday 13th July until 6am on Tuesday 14th July
  • 8pm on Tuesday 14th July until 6am on Wednesday 15th July
  • 8pm on Wednesday 15th July until 6am on Thursday 16th July
  • 8pm on Thursday 16th July until 6am on Friday 17th July
  • 8pm on Friday 17th July until 6am on Saturday 18th July

Lane restrictions will only be implement once traffic volumes are sufficiently low. Signed local diversions will be put in place. Special access arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicles. No additional arrangements have been made for windfarm or wide load vehicles.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys. 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: