Early finish for £10.6m road safety scheme

Transport Minister Keith Brown, A77 Symington to Bogend Toll Improvements

The trunk road project was scheduled for completion this summer, but the contractor, RJ McLeod, has been able to bring finishing works forward to complete the scheme.

Following a visit to the site, Transport Minister, Keith Brown, said:

This project has always been about improving safety for road users on this stretch of road so the fact that it has been completed early couldn’t be better for road users who will now reap the full benefits of scheme. They now have access to two new flyover junctions which will provide them with safer access to and from the A77.

“The A77 is one of Scotland’s key routes and this project forms part of £36.7 million investment in the A77 and A75, improving connectivity and safety and making Scotland an attractive option for business, leisure and tourism.

“The completion of these will be welcome news to road users from across the region and beyond.”

In order to deliver early benefits to the road user, the scheme opened in phases. The completed project now includes a new cycle route, new footways and a new link road.

Notes to editors

Post scheme monitoring and review of the A77 speed limit through this section will be carried out in consultation with Police Scotland and other statutory bodies.

For more information on the scheme visit Transport Scotland

Published 28 May 2014 Tags