Project Benefits

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 helps separate local from strategic traffic and leads to improved safety for both rural road users and communities.

Environmental impact

An environmental impact assessment was undertaken and the Environmental statement 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.

Community engagement

Drop-in Sessions

Contractor, Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture held drop in sessions to update on the progress of the Dalry Bypass project with site staff available to answer questions.

  • The evening drop-in event was held at the Rosearden Hall, Dalry between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 25 April
  • An afternoon drop-in event was held at Dalry Library, Dalry between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 24 April



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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