A77 Improvement Scheme enters final phase (1)

Contractor R J McLeod, who are constructing the project on Transport Scotland’s behalf, will be carrying out works to improve access for road users. These works will include widening existing junctions, closing central reservations and connecting the flyover bridges.

The main scheme itself will provide safer access to the A77 by removing the need for right hand turns across this busy stretch of road.

For the safety of road users and road workers alike, it is necessary to sequentially close a single lane at a time of the southbound then northbound A77 carriageways. The works will last for a total period of approximately eight weeks.

For the safety of road workers, the speed limit will be 40mph throughout the works.

Advance warning signs will be erected prior to the works to notify road users.

Local access will be maintained throughout this period.

Ruairidh Campbell, Project Manager at Transport Scotland said:

“These works mark the start of the final phase of this important scheme to improve safety on the A77 by replacing right hand turns with flyover junctions.

“We have planned these lane closures carefully to minimise the impact on the local community and travelling public but some delays are inevitable.

“We advise motorists to plan their journeys in advance using all the available journey planning tools. We thank drivers for their patience during this period.”

Journey planning information can be found at Traffic Scotland or Travel Line. Drivers can also download our free travel information app for smartphones from either of these sites.

More details will be available in the new year. For frequent updates across the Scottish network join our twitter feed.

See more at Transport Scotland/A77 Symington and Bogend Toll Scheme

Notes to editors

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Transport Scotland Press Office 0141 272 7195

News release: TS991SC

Published 16 Dec 2013