Work marks progress on A77 Symington to Bogend Toll scheme

Users of the A77 will see marked progress on the £10.6 million Symington and Bogend Toll scheme when works move to the next phase starting Monday 1st of July.

Contractor R J McLeod, who are constructing the project on Transport Scotland’s behalf, will carry out preliminary works to widen existing junctions and provide safer access to the A77.

The main scheme itself will see the central reservations between Spittal Interchange and Dutch House roundabout closed, and two new flyover bridges built, to remove 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 close one lane of the southbound A77 for approximately three weeks. To assist traffic flow the speed limit will remain at 50mph throughout most of the works

Local access will be maintained throughout this period.

Ruairidh Campbell, Project Manager at Transport Scotland said:

“This work marks the next 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.”

A similar three week lane closure will take place in August to allow work on the northbound A77 to proceed. Advance warning signs will be erected prior to the works to notify road users of the start date.

More journey planning information can be found at or Drivers can also download our free travel information app for smartphones from either of these sites.

Published 19 Jun 2013