The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its extensive programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on three sections of the A713 Ayr to Dalmellington Road.
To carry out these works safely and efficiently, and to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public, it will be necessary to close two of these sections and introduce additional traffic management measures.
The proposed restrictions, timescales and affected areas are:
Section one – A713 Polnessan – weekend road closures only
Due to an adverse weather forecast for this weekend 10 and 11 August, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance have postponed all resurfacing works on the A713 at Polnessan.
The works will now be programmed to commence next weekend 17 and 18 August 2019 and complete the following weekend 24 and 25 August 2019.
This section will be closed on weekends on each of the four days from 7am until 6pm with the road opening for 1hr from approximately 12 noon until 1pm each day to allow a window of opportunity for motorists to travel through the site.
Section two – A713 Patna to Waterside – evening road closures only
From Monday 12 August until Wednesday 21 August, this section will be closed each night from 19:00 until 06:00 each morning.
Sections one and two will have signed diversion routes in place during the road closures. The diversion will be via A713 to B742 Coylton, A70 through Coalhall, to A76 Dettingen Roundabout, Cumnock to New Cumnock, B741 to Dalmellington, Broomknowe, Gateside Road, before re-joining the A713 and vice versa.
Motorists travelling south on the A713 to the Steam Train events at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Waterside on Sunday 11 August and Sunday 18 August will use this diversion route to access the Centre.
Section three – A713 Carsphairn Road, Dalmellington – road will remain open under convoy
Work is scheduled to start on this section on Monday 19 August and run until Friday 30 August.
For the duration of the works, no waiting restrictions will be in place on the A713 on Bellsbank Road and Carsphairn Road. A banned right turn will also be in place to prevent vehicles turning right from Merrick Drive, Bellsbank to Carsphairn Road.
It is anticipated that the resurfacing work will be completed within the timescales stipulated; however, the work is weather dependent.
The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.