A78 Chapelhill to Sharphill Resurfacing
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver the essential carriageway resurfacing of the A78 Southbound between Chapelhill Roundabout and Sharphill Roundabout.
This essential programme to resurface 0.6km of the A78 between Ardrossan and Saltcoats 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 A78, 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.
“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 A78 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 an overnight closure of the A78 over two consecutive nights, as follows:
- 8pm on Monday 6th until 6am on Tuesday 7th of July
- 8pm on Tuesday 7th July until 6am on Wed 8th of July
Traffic management will only be implemented once vehicle volumes are sufficiently low. Local diversions will be in place throughout, with drivers asked to allow additional time to travel the five-mile route. Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicles, however no additional provision will be made for windfarm or abnormal load movements.
Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Additional project and diversion information is available by visiting scotlandtranserv.co.uk.