Roadworks will be in place through New Cumnock from tonight into tomorrow morning.

Wills Bros Civil Engineering, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, are undertaking works on the New Cumnock Flood Protection Scheme.

Part of the project involves the placement of a 15m reinforced concrete beam at the A76, Afton Bridge which aims to provide future protection to the structure.

A huge 70-mile diversion will be in place while the work is carried out.

A full closure of the A76 at this location has been planned from 11pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning. A signed diversion will be in place for all road users.

Diversion Route:


  • Traffic leaves the A76 onto C133N Holestane Rd, nr Drumlanrig Castle. Traffic will then turn left on to the A702 north of Carronbridge.
  • Traffic then continues north on A702 to Abington services roundabouts.
  • At the first roundabout take the second exit to next roundabout, then take second exit to join the B7078. Continue to A70 Millbank, turn left on to A70 Ayr Rd.
  • Continue on A70 to Cumnock and rejoin the A76 at Dettingen Rbt.


  • Traffic will take the exit at Dettingen Roundabout onto the A70 through Cumnock to the B7078.
  • Then proceed to Abington Services, before taking the A702 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 on A76.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout.

Contact Jamie Sime on 07796 292 824 at Wills Bros Civil Engineering for any further information during the diversion.