A78 Essential Barrier Replacement Works
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will deliver an eight-week programme of essential nearside barrier replacement works on the A78 at multiple locations from Warrix Interchange to Old Loan’s Road near Troon.
In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified the project as an essential maintenance scheme, with the barriers reaching the end of their maintainable life; the scheme is vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the network. Replacement works will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance.
Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s Planned Maintenance Manager 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 important that we replace these nearside barriers 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.
“The health and safety of our workers, our contractors 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 barrier replacement 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 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 a series of running overnight lane closures on the A78. Traffic management will be implemented during the following times:
- 8pm to 6am each night only, from Sunday evening until Thursday morning
The programme will run for eight weeks, beginning on Sunday the 21st of June. Lane management will only be implemented once traffic volumes are sufficiently low. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.