Another huge diversion will be in place for drivers along the A76 from next week.

A 75-mile detour will be in place as essential maintenance work takes place on the A76 east of New Cumnock, between Overcairn Farm and west of Polshill Bridge.

This work was partially carried out in August 2022 and will now be completed under overnight convoy working by 6am on Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Diversions will be in place between Monday, November 21 and Friday, November 25, 2022, between the hours of 7pm and 6am, each night.

Cumnock Chronicle: The diversion route in place for the A76 (Image- Street View)The diversion route in place for the A76 (Image- Street View) (Image: Street View)

Roads company Amey say that the scheme, worth over half-a-million pounds, will benefit around 2,161 vehicles using this route each day.

Diversions for this scheme have been affected by ongoing works between Mennock and Carronbridge.

During these road closures, the following diversion route will apply:

  • Northbound traffic will leave the A76 and turn right onto the C133N Holestane Road near Drumlanrig Castle and then turn left onto the A702 north of Carronbridge. Traffic will then continue north to the Abington services roundabouts where it will join the B7078 and continue to Millbank before turning left onto the A70 Ayr Road east to Cumnock to re-join the A76 at Dettingen Roundabout. 
  • Southbound traffic will take the exit at Dettingen Roundabout onto the A70 through Cumnock to the B7078 and then proceed to Abington Services before taking the A702 south to Carronbridge. Traffic wishing to head north on the A76 will be directed south to Thornhill Roundabout where they will be able to turn and travel north.

 Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.