A78 Hunterston Resurfacing Programme – Scotland Transerv

A78 Hunterston Resurfacing Programme

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ is delivering the essential resurfacing of the A78 at Hunterston.

In order to resurface this 1.2km stretch of the trunk road, between the Hunterston Roundabout and Kilrusken Toll, it will be necessary to implement an overnight closure of the A78, followed by a full weekend closure.

The health and safety of our workers and subcontractors is of the utmost importance to Scotland TranServ. Our workers, and those working on our behalf, will follow strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government advice, as part of our steps to return safely to work.

This essential maintenance scheme is one of a number of such projects that have been identified as vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.

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

“This 1200m stretch of trunk road is an important route connecting many coastal communities with Glasgow and the Central Belt. As such it is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working.

“It is important that we continue resurfacing works in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain low, however we continue to monitor latest Scottish Government advice.

“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. Thorough risk assessments have been carried out as we take a lead in the delivery of trunk road maintenance.

“Scotland TranServ would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys in recent 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, closures of the A78 trunk road will be in place during the following times:

  • 8pm on Thursday 9th until 6am on Friday 10th July
  • 8pm on Friday 10th until 6am on Monday 13th July

A 22-mile diversion route will be in place during the periods of closure. Those drivers requiring to use the A78 for essential journeys are advised to allow an additional 10 minutes journey time.

Special arrangements have been put in place for emergency service vehicles, however no extra requirements have been made for windfarm traffic. 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 diversion map: