REVISED: M77 Northbound Junction 5 to 3 Resurfacing
With Scotland’s continuing rapid recovery from COVID-19 restrictions, working in collaboration with Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ has taken the decision to revise more impacting elements of the M77 Northbound Junction 5 to Junction 3 resurfacing this weekend.
While large sections of the project are being completed overnight, the decision has been taken to revise the Friday night resurfacing, with a reduced treatment now being delivered, in order to reduce the need for daytime closure of a lane and the Junction 3 off slip during Saturday.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:
“Where possible it is our aim to reduce disruption to our customers while our essential resurfacing programme is delivered. The planning of this project began nearly two months ago alongside Transport Scotland, together we could not have foreseen Scotland’s rapid recovery at that time.
“With shops, and particularly large shopping centre’s re-opening their doors this week, we have decided to revise these works, rather than have a potential impact on the recovery of these economies. Traffic flows have been increasing over recent weeks, and we continue to advise drivers to act responsibly.
“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 supporting our carers and other key workers.”
Scotland TranServ is already half way through its programme of overnight resurfacing for this 1km section of the M77 Northbound. The revised resurfacing programme, with reduced surface depth through the Junction 3 slip road area, will now include a further night’s closure between 8pm on Saturday 18th and 6am on Sunday 19th of July.
Our workers, and those of our contractors, will continue to follow strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government advice, as part of our steps to return safely to work and deliver those essential maintenance schemes that have been identified as vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.
Special arrangements have been put in place for emergency service vehicles, however no extra requirements have been made for windfarm traffic and abnormal loads. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.