Resurfacing works begin on the A76 between Southfield Kennels and the Mauchline North Gateway tonight, Friday, October 9.

The works are part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, with Amey committed to delivering the road surface improvement programme as quickly and safely as possible.

A full weekend closure of the trunk road will take place from the evening of Friday, October 9, to the early morning of Monday, October 12.

Drivers are advised to allow plenty of additional time for their journeys during this period.

Special arrangements will be made for emergency service vehicles but no additional measures will be implemented for windfarm traffic or abnormal loads.

Darren Mitchell, Amey’s Senior Structural Maintenance Engineer, said: “Firstly, Amey on behalf of Transport Scotland, would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their patience while we deliver this important improvement project.

“This is an extremely important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is vital that we complete these works in order to maintain road safety.

"To condense the working period, this project will be carried out under a full weekend closure, reducing the potential impact on this community as it recovers at this time.”

Details are as follows:

  • The closure will be implemented from 8pm on Friday, October 9 until 6am on Monday, October 12.
  • A further overnight closure will be necessary on the Monday evening to allow final lining works to be delivered.
  • Amey will also look to surface the crossroads under this short programme, delivering a long-term benefit to local drivers.
  • Amey will work to maintain local access under escort while they carry out the project in the coming weeks.

A full diversion map can be found here 

Emma Burns, Amey’s Planned Maintenance Manager, said: “An efficient and well-managed trunk road network is particularly important to supporting essential supply chains and the wider economy across South West Scotland at this time.

"Working in collaboration with Transport Scotland, we have identified a number of essential maintenance projects, which are being prioritised over the coming weeks.

“Amey fully recognises the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network and we are supporting Transport Scotland as they expect to invest £471million in maintenance in 2020/21.

"The health and safety of our workers and those working on our behalf, is of the utmost importance, and projects will only be taken forward where we can ensure their safety as a priority.”

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