The partial road closure of Cumnock's Glaisnock Street has been extended into 2023.

Glaisnock Street's access to Townhead Street was cut off almost a year ago, when last October a 'collapsed wall' caused a full road closure.

A month later, and ever since, a one-way system has been in operation restricting drivers from directly accessing Townhead Street from Ayr Road or Glaisnock Street.

Now the closure is set to be in place until May 23, 2023.

Glaisnock Street diversion in place until May 2023East Ayrshire Council's Glaisnock Street diversion

East Ayrshire Council originally had a closure in place until the end of September until a solution was found for the adjacent building that was causing issues.

Last month, it was decided that the council would foot the bill to restore the building to its former state, and place it on the market to be sold.

It was said at the time that works on the £107,000 project would be undertaken on the property with a timescale of three to four months, including appointment of a main contractor. 

Now it appears like it will be well into 2023 before the road is fully operational again.

The lastest council order is diverting drivers from Glaisnock Street to Townhead Street via Ayr Road, New Bridge Street, Tanyard, Barrhill Road and Drumbrochan Road.

It's unclear why the order does not divert drivers via Lugar Street.

The Order is in force from 00:01 hrs on Saturday 1 October and the restrictions are expected to remain in place until 23rd May 2023 and will be implemented only when the appropriate signs are displayed.

The full closure can be seen here.