12th May 2017
Road Resurfacing A77 Southbound Kilmarnock Bypass
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin a programme of resurfacing on the A77 Southbound Kilmarnock Bypass.
Work to rectify potholes and address deeper structural cracking will take place from Friday 19th May until Monday 22nd May. Further to consultation with local authorities and Police Scotland, the project was rescheduled to avoid disruption to those attending the Scottish Grand National in April.
Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineer said:
“We are working hard to improve the road surface and structure of the A77, consulting with local authorities, Police Scotland and a number of other agencies as we plan our programme of works, minimising disruption to local communities and businesses.”
The £257k project will see the resurfacing of 1.1km of trunk road, delivering tangible, long-term benefits to local commuters and freight traffic alike. In order to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to close this section of the A77 over one weekend, from 8pm on Friday 19th May until 6am on Monday 22nd May.
Traffic will therefore be diverted via Bellfield Interchange to the A71, then onto the A78 before re-joining the A77 from Dutch House Roundabout. The A77 Northbound will remain open throughout the works with local access maintained Southbound via the B7038.
The A77 road surface improvement programme is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across South West Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland.
Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative added:
“Across South West Scotland, we’re working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such road maintenance issues and deliver our road surface improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. The A77 is an important economic artery for the region, with many communities and businesses along the route. Throughout, we have scheduled this significant programme to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”