Drivers could be hit with two sets of temporary lights within half a mile of each other on the A76 next week.

Works are already being carried out on the A76 Howford Bridge.

Amey - who are taking on the work - said that separate work will take place in March, with the current work being preparatory.

The firm has not given any timeframe for the current set of works, but phase two on the southbound carriageway will start in March. No official date has been given for that yet.

READ MORE: Howford Bridge maintenance work due for March

Now, drivers on Monday (January 30) could be faced with more delays along the road, as Openreach work is set to take place on the A76, close to the B713 junction to Catrine.

However, this could only last one day.

Those carrying out the work have not confirmed whether temporary lights will be used, nor have they said what time the work will begin or how long it will last.

An Openreach spokesperson said: “We’re extending our full fibre network in East Ayrshire as part of the Scottish Government's Reaching 100% programme, bringing high-speed broadband to the hardest-to-reach local homes.

“Wherever we can, we use our existing duct-and-pole network to help us avoid digging and disruption. But in order to reach some properties, or to remove silt blockages from ducts so we can reuse them, we may need to carry out roadworks. 

"We work closely with East Ayrshire Council and our contractors, in this case Morrison Telecom Services, to plan roadworks to reduce the impact on local people and drivers as much as possible.

"We're sorry for any short-term disruption, which should be outweighed by the long-term benefits fast, reliable connectivity will bring."