NEW Cumnock will be virtually cut off by roadworks on the A76 this weekend.

Scotland TranServ are set to resurface a 1km stretch between Borland Road and the Skerrington Roundabout as well as a section at Burnton Farm, New Cumnock.

The resulting 52-mile diversion will take road users from Cumnock to Carronbridge via Abington, completely bypassing New Cumnock.

Drivers are advised to leave plenty of additional time for their journeys, and to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter or visit for live updates.

The £230,000 project will see the A76 closed from 8pm on Friday, November 2 until 6am on Monday, November 5.

Tony Chambers, Scotland TranServ’s lead designer said: “This is a significant programme of work to improve the surface of the A76 carriageway outside Cumnock. To carry out these works as quickly and safely as possible, with minimal disruption to the local community and businesses, we will need to install a weekend closure of the trunk road.

“Works have been developed in consultation with local authorities, emergency services and key local stakeholders. In order to reduce any further impact on motorists, the programme of work will also incorporate the resurfacing of the A76 at Burnton Farm, New Cumnock.”

Scotland TranServ’s operating company representative, Andy Fraser, added: “This project has been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption. The A76 is an important economic artery connecting numerous communities and businesses across Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.”