The project aims to remove conflict between local and strategic traffic, relieve congestion in the town, and improve safety and journey time reliability on the A77 trunk road. 

The project is now under construction.

Map displaying sections of the A77 Maybole Bypass from an aerial view.

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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 A77 Maybole 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:

Bridget Casey
Community Liaison Officer
Email: bridgetcasey@willsbros.com Tel: 0800 118 1661

Traffic management

All traffic management for the project is planned in a manner that minimises the impact on  the local community and minimises delays, disruptions and diversions to existing traffic. To help make sure this is achieved, traffic management proposals are planned and co-ordinated through a regular traffic management meeting. These meetings are chaired by the Contractor and attended by Transport Scotland and representatives of Operating Company Amey, Ayrshire Roads Alliance on behalf of the South Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland.

Safety of road users and the workforce through the construction area is a key priority and the traffic management measures are carefully planned to reflect this, while keeping disruption to a minimum.

The majority of the construction work will take place off-line, with temporary disruption to  the trunk road traffic anticipated to be predominantly when connections of the bypass to the existing A77 trunk road are being built. However, as the project progresses, updates on major traffic management to allow construction of the project will be provided.

See the latest traffic management updates for the A77 Maybole Bypass project

The dates given are as accurate as possible, but due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, may be subject to change at short notice.

We will communicate the major traffic management using a variety of channels including letters, website, social media and on occasion radio broadcast.

We will make every effort to minimise disruption where possible, however road users should expect some disruption to the traffic flow and should allow additional time for journeys.

Working Hours

The normal 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 with permission from South Ayrshire Council.

Environmental impact

Environmental impact was assessed in detail and proposed mitigation measures are contained within the Environmental Statement as published.

Community engagement


We issue newsletters that provide an update and look ahead of progress on the A77 Maybole Bypass project.

Drop-in session

Wills Bros Civil Engineering, the contractor constructing the A77 Maybole Bypass project held an information drop-in session for members of the public in November 2019. Representatives from the Site Delivery Team attended to provide an update on construction progress and answer any questions on the construction of the project.

Preferred option public exhibition

We held a public exhibition on Friday 18 January 2013 at the Carrick Centre, Culzean Road, Maybole KA19 7DW to display the preferred option for the route.

Document library

Draft documents

The Draft Order Material and the associated Environmental Statement were published on 4 December 2013.

Public exhibition

A further public exhibition following publication of the draft Order Material was held on 13 December 2013 at:

The Carrick Centre
Culzean Road
KA19 7DW

Public Local Inquiry

The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) held a Public Local Inquiry into the A77 Maybole Bypass proposals at the Carrick Centre, Maybole in May 2015. Further details of the Public Local Inquiry can be found on the DPEA website.

Made Orders