Project Benefits

Completion of the Dalry Bypass will encourage improved economic and employment opportunities through better journey time reliability for motorists and businesses along the length of the A737. In addition, the Dalry Bypass will help separate local from strategic traffic and lead to improved safety for both rural road users and communities.

Impact during construction

Engaging with local communities is at the heart of all of Transport Scotland’s major construction projects and will continue to be vital as work progresses on constructing the A737 Dalry Bypass.

The Contractor has a dedicated Community Liaison Officer (CLO) who is committed to keeping the local community informed as the project progresses.

Please contact the CLO for any enquiries relating to the construction of this project:

Angela Newlands
Community Liaison Officer
Telephone 02890 394089

Traffic management

As most of the construction work will take place off-line, it is anticipated that traffic management will be predominantly limited to periods when the connections of the bypass to the existing A737 trunk road are being built. There will be occasional restrictions/closures which will be advertised locally by road signs.

Road users are advised that the following traffic management will be in place:


A 40mph speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of both road users and the construction team.

Traffic signals will be in operation between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 September south of the Wilson Auctions.

Traffic signals will also be in operation between 9:30am and 3:30pm on  Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September close to the entrance to Hareshaw Farm.


Road users on the B707 will be unable to access the A737 from the C99 from 6am on Tuesday 26 September to midnight on Thursday 28 September. This is to allow ducting for utility diversions to get underway and for grouting works to be completed. Signage will be in place.

These works have been planned to minimise disruption where possible - Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture thank you for your co-operation.


Working hours

The working hours on-site are Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm. There may, on occasion, be a need for work to be carried out on Sundays.

Environmental impact

An environmental impact assessment was undertaken and the Environmental ststement was published along with the draft Statutory Order material.

Preferred route option public exhibition

Transport Scotland held a public exhibition on Friday 22 June 2012 at Dalry Public Library, 14 The Cross, Dalry Ayrshire, KA24 5AW to present the preferred route alignment and receive comments on the proposals.

Document library

Draft Orders and Environmental Statement

Environmental Statement and Non-Technical Summary

1. Figures
2. Appendices

Public Local Inquiry

The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) held a Public Local Inquiry into the A737 Dalry Bypass proposals at Romeo and Juliet Inn, Dalry in December 2014. Further details of the Public Local Inquiry can be found on the DPEA website.

Made Orders

Environmental Statement - Decision to Proceed
The A737/A738 Trunk Road (Dalry Byapss) (Trunk and Detrunking) Order 2015
The A737/A738 Trunk Road (Dalry Bypass) (Side Roads) Order 2015
The A737/A738 Trunk Road (Dalry Bypass) Compulsary Purchase Order 2015