DRIVERS in Cumnock and Doon Valley have taken to Facebook to show their frustration at a lack of progress on resurfacing the A76.

Trunk road operator Scotland TranServ announced a £1.5m summer investment in the A76 which included resurfacing over 2km of the road between Auchinleck and New Cumnock.

David Reid wrote to the Chronicle last week to highlight that the “worst part” of the road hadn’t been touched during a £400,000 project on the same stretch of road in August.

John Hunter was one of several readers who commented on our Facebook page. He said: “Coming onto bypass from Auchinleck, you notice the bump as you drive on to new surface. That bit will cause an accident. Cars are braking as they approach it.”

David Hunter agreed, adding: “I noticed this the other night, it gives your car a fair auld whack. It’s the same in both directions.”

Kerrie McGregor said: “As a driving instructor, some of the roads are still a disgrace and that part is horrendous on the roundabout! Resurfaced the whole of the Woodroad but can’t resurface a major road like this.”

Steven Mitchell Blackwood added: “The brae outside New Cumnock is in a terrible state.”

Derek Anderson said: “The whole of Ayrshire is a state.”

Scotland TranServe are set to continue their resurfacing programme this weekend with the road closed between the Dettingen Roundabout, Auchinleck and the Skerrington Roundabout at the opposite end of Cumnock.

The £345,000 project will see the A76 closed from 8pm on Friday (September 28) until 6am on Monday (October 1) with a further four overnight closures from 8pm until 6am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 1 to October 4).