MAJOR roadworks are set to be put in place along the A70 between Cumnock and Muirkirk next month.

Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on two sections of the road, starting on Monday, July 11 for three weeks.

Weekend road closures will be required at certain times during the project.

Location 1 - A70 Carbellow, one mile east of Lugar:

Due to start on Monday, July 11 and will continue for up to one week.

All work will be undertaken with convoy traffic management and temporary traffic signals in place and delays are possible.

Location 2 - A70 Lugar, from Lugar Bridge to Craigston Holm:

Due to start on Saturday, July 16 and will continue for up to two weeks.

Most preparatory work will be undertaken on weekdays with convoy traffic management in place and delays are possible.

Weekend road closures

Three weekend road closures will be required to lay the new surface course.

It is anticipated that the road will be closed on July 16 and 17, 23 and 24, and 30 and 31.

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The road will be closed from 8am each Saturday and will re-open no later than 8pm each Sunday, when signed accordingly.

An alternative route will be signed via A70 eastwards to B743 Sorn to A76 Mauchline, A76 to A70 Dettingen Roundabout Cumnock, continuing on A70 to Lugar and vice versa.

There will be no access to or from the adjoining C23 Rigg Road/Peesweep Brae during the weekend road closures.

Emergency access will be maintained at all times throughout the duration of the works.

Electronic message signs will be placed on the A70 to inform the travelling public of each weekend road closure.

Updates are available on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website.