Work to re-open Cumnock's stricken Glaisnock Street has been delayed again, East Ayrshire Council has confirmed.

The road initially closed completely to traffic in October 2021, when part of the wall of the adjacent pub building had become unstable and fell on the footpath and road.

A one-way system has been in place on the road since November 2021, with traffic unable to access Townhead Street directly via Glaisnock Street.

After much deliberation about how best to deal with the situation and issues tracking down the building's legal owner, a decision was made in August to restore the building to a safe condition and list it for sale on the market.

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The £107,000 worth of works was to be carried out once a contractor was appointed.

Council Leader Douglas Reid had initially hoped that the road could be opened by the end of 2022, but that wasn't to be the case.

An initial slight delay meant that the work was hoped to be completed by the end of April.

However, council officials have now confirmed that another "unforeseen" issue occurred, meaning completion has been pushed back another month.

Further work will be undertaken, with the hope of completing this by the end of May, 2023.

The road can then be fully re-opened thereafter.

A council spokesperson said: "East Ayrshire Council can confirm that during the course of the project some unforeseen essential additional works were identified that required to be undertaken.

"These works have extended the contract duration and it is now anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of May.

"Once the works are complete and signed off by the consulting engineer, the shoring will be removed and the road fully reopened."