The scheme will provide a guaranteed westbound overtaking opportunity over a length of 875metres, with the horizontal and vertical alignment being improved to current design standards.
A shared pedestrian/cycle facility will be constructed to the north of the road along with crossing points for safe access.
These improvements will allow faster moving vehicles to safely overtake platoons of slower moving vehicles.
These details are available from the programme document - see A75 Overtaking Opportunities (3 schemes including Planting End and Newton Stewart).
Impact on travel
Journey time and driver frustration should be reduced, due to faster moving vehicles having safe overtaking opportunities.
Single lane/shuttle working and reduced speed limits will be in place for the duration of the construction works.
All environmental impacts have been assessed in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). Due to the nature of the scheme an Environmental Statement is not required.