- The scheme will provide a guaranteed westbound overtaking opportunity over a length of 375 metres
- An advisory cycle route will be provided, which will take cyclists away from the trunk road and through Newton Stewart and Minnigaff (National Cycle Route 7)
This improvement 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 Barfill).
Impact on travel
Journey time and driver frustration should be reduced because faster moving vehicles will 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.