Public invited to give input on A737 upgrade design

The invite comes as Transport Scotland publishes the draft Road Orders and Environmental Statement for this scheme to improve traffic flow and road safety for road users.

People keen to see the designs are invited to Beith Community Centre on Friday 31 May.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“This Scottish Government is committed to enhancing connections across North Ayrshire and beyond to help support sustainable economic growth.

“The new road at The Den, will be built away from the existing A737, bypassing a number of bends, to improve traffic flow and increase safety benefits for all road users.

“I would encourage local people to offer their comments on our proposals for this scheme which will bring lasting benefits for anyone travelling in this part of North Ayrshire.

“As a further signal of our commitment to improve road connections in North Ayrshire we expect to publish draft Orders for the nearby Dalry Bypass scheme within the next few months.”

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

  • Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF
  • Beith Library, 39 – 41 Main Street, Beith, KA15 2AD

Anyone wishing to support, comment on or object to the draft Statutory Orders or comment on the Environmental Statement should write no later than 5 July 2013 to:

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

Further information on the scheme is available at:

Notes to editors

1. 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.

2. The public exhibition is being held from 12 noon until 7 pm on Friday 31 May 2013 in Beith Community Centre, Kings Road, Beith, KA15 2BQ.

3. Future progress depends in part on the successful completion of the statutory process. Subject to confirmation of the Statutory Orders, construction could commence in 2014, with an anticipated construction period of nine months.

Published 22 May 2013