On Monday 18 February, work began on the final stage of the £1.2m Flood Prevention Scheme at the Leggate in New Cumnock.
The final part of this project involves the adjustment of the profile of the B741 carriageway that will complement the flood prevention work carried out to date. Due to the extensive nature of the works, the road was scheduled to remain closed for a period of six weeks.
After the works began, Transerv notified the Ayrshire Roads Alliance that the A76 would require a full closure on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March from 18:00 to 06:00 both days.
This closure would have had a serious effect on the community of New Cumnock and stopped access to the village from the North and the West.
Following discussions with Transerv, the Alliance has agreed to open the B741 under traffic lights on Monday 25 March and Tuesday 26 March from 18:00 to 06:00 both days, ensuring that access is maintained to New Cumnock.
This will cause some delay to the works on the B741 and while this is regrettable, it is considered the best course of action for the local community.