A737 Dalry Bypass - temporary traffic management

Road users are being advised that temporary traffic restrictions will be in place on the A737 next month. 

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on a 500m stretch of the A737 south of Dalry, near Wilson Auctions from Sunday 3 February for approximately 9 weeks.

This will allow the Dalry bypass contractor, Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture, to construct the new roundabout at Hillend.

In order to minimise disruption where possible, the lights will be manned during the peak hours of 7am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 6pm.

Gavin Dyet, Project Manager said

“Work to deliver the Dalry bypass is continuing at a steady pace with construction of a roundabout at Hillend essential to deliver the project.  

"We anticipate that any delays to journeys will be minimal, however we will be implementing measures to lessen any potential disruption as far as possible, including manually operating the lights during peak periods of traffic flow.   

"The traffic management is necessary to allow the next phase of work to be carried out safely. There will be occasions when staff will be working adjacent to the traffic and would ask road users to allow more time for their journey and approach this stretch with care.

"Transport Scotland and its contractor, Farrans Roadbrige Joint Venture would like to thank you for your cooperation.”

A signed temporary footpath will be provided for pedestrians.

On completion the Dalry bypass will encourage improved economic and employment opportunities through more reliable journey times for road users and businesses along the length of the A737. In addition, the bypass will help separate local and strategic traffic, leading to improved road safety.

Completion of the Dalry bypass is expected by the end of 2019.

For further information on the A737 Dalry bypass please visit https://www.transport.gov.scot/projects/a737-dalry-bypass/