Essential maintenance on A78 at Fairlie Main Street – Scotland Transerv

Essential maintenance on A78 at Fairlie Main Street

28 January 2014

Local road users are set to benefit from a vital maintenance scheme to improve the surface of the A78 at Fairlie beginning Saturday 1 February 2014.


Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will carry out the resurfacing works in both directions over one weekend at the Causeway and Highfield traffic lights.


On Saturday 1 February traffic will be managed using progressive single lane closures and a convoy system with a temporary 10mph speed restriction in place between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Works will continue under a total closure on Sunday 1 February with traffic being diverted locally. All traffic management will be removed before 4.00pm on Sunday evening.


Russell Rennie, contract director, Scotland TranServ comments:

“This essential maintenance scheme will be carried out to benefit road users and improve the road surface on the A78 at Fairlie over the long term.


“We will carry out the works over the shortest time possible in order to keep delays to a minimum however I would urge motorists to leave plenty of time for their journeys to avoid delays.”


Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting or following their Twitter feed @trafficscotland.


Advanced warning signs will also be in place on the approach to the works to inform motorists that roadworks are taking place.

Diversion routes (Map of route):

A78 Northbound

  • A78 at Chapelhill Roundabout take 3rd exit onto B780 – continue on B780 to Dalry onto West Kilbride Road – take left onto James Street and at T junction with North Street/Braehead take left continuing on B780 to Burnside Bridge/B784 junction. Take left following B784 Swinlees Road to A760 Junction (Largs Road). Take left and follow A760 to Dalry Road, Largs. At A78 Junction take right to rejoin A78 northbound.

A78 Southbound

  • Reverse of above.

Supplementary Information

  • Traffic arriving at Montefode Roundabout (A78/A738) closure will be directed on the A78 southbound to join the diversion at Chapelhill Roundabout (B780)
  • Local access to Fairlie, Hunterston, West Kilbride and Seamill will be signed as appropriate