Locals have chance to comment on designs for Dalry Bypass

The invite comes as Transport Scotland publishes the draft Road Orders and Environmental Statement for this scheme which will help separate local from strategic traffic and lead to improved safety for both road users and the local community in and around Dalry.

People keen to see the designs are invited to Dalry Primary School on Friday 9 August.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“This Scottish Government is committed to delivering much-needed schemes that help ease traffic congestion for communities like Dalry, while speeding up journeys for road users.

“The Dalry Bypass when completed will encourage improved economic and employment opportunities through better journey time reliability for motorists and businesses along the length of the A737.

“I would encourage local people to take the opportunity next week to visit the public exhibition and offer their comments on our proposals for this scheme which will bring lasting benefits for anyone travelling in this part of North Ayrshire.”

Subject to completion of the necessary statutory procedures, construction will commence in 2014.

The public exhibition is being held in Dalry Primary School from 12 noon – 7.30 pm. Location: Dalry Primary School, Sharon Street, Dalry.

Notes to editors

Copies of the draft Statutory Orders and the Environmental Statement are also available until 13 September 2013 , during normal business hours, at the following locations:

North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE

Dalry Library, 14-16 The Cross, Dalry KA24 5AW

Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF

Anyone wishing to support, comment on or object to the draft Statutory Orders or comment on the Environmental Statement should write no later than 13 September 2013 to:

Director of MTRIPS
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF

Further information on the scheme is available at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/projects/trunk-road-projects/A737

Published 31 Jul 2013