Flyover Bridge Lift for £10.6m A77 scheme this weekend: Road closure to accommodate works

For safety reasons, the road will close from 8pm this Saturday (12th) until 9am on Sunday (13th) to allow two new flyovers to be lifted into place.

Diversions will operate along the A71 and A78 for the duration of the road closure.

Transport Scotland’s Project Manager for the A77 Symington-Bogend Toll scheme, Ruairidh Campbell said:

“The two new flyovers over the A77 carriageway are expected to be lifted into place overnight this Saturday.

“The lifting process and placement of the flyers will be a challenging operation for the contractors. To protect drivers’ safety, we are therefore required to close the road between the Dutch House roundabout and the Bellfield roundabout for the duration of the work.

“Once the project is complete, the flyovers will replace the need for right hand turns across this busy stretch of road and form part of a wider improvement scheme on this section of the A77.

“As there will be no access to this section of the A77 to road users, I would ask all those who use the route to be aware of the diversion routes and plan their journeys accordingly.”

Contractor RJ McLeod is approaching the halfway stage of the A77 Symington and Bogend Improvement scheme, which will be completed during Summer 2014.

Travellers should also note there will also be no bus service on the A77 Symington from 7pm on October 12th until 10am on Sunday October 13th.

Notes to editors

Transport Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national transport agency responsible for; aviation, bus, freight and taxi policy; coordinating the National Transport Strategy for Scotland; ferries, ports and harbours; impartial travel services; liaising with regional transport partnerships, including monitoring of funding; local roads policy; major public transport projects; national concessionary travel schemes; rail and trunk road networks; sustainable transport, road safety and accessibility; the Blue Badge Scheme. Transport Scotland is an Executive agency accountable to Scottish Ministers.

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Transport Scotland Press Office 0141 272 7195

News release: TS959SC

Published 9 Oct 2013