Cumnock motorists' misery may soon be over, with council bosses claiming Glaisnock Street should be fully re-open next week.

The saga over the stricken road and adjacent building has rumbled on for over a year-and-a-half.

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.

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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.

The £107,000 worth of works were 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.

Cumnock Chronicle: The road was originally fully closed back in October 2021.The road was originally fully closed back in October 2021. (Image: NQ Archive)

Although no official date has been set for when the road will fully re-open, East Ayrshire Council has said it won't be too long away- almost 600 days after it originally closed.

Work is ongoing to remove the scaffolding surrounding the building.

A council spokesperson said: "East Ayrshire Council can confirm that the scaffolding has now started to be removed from the building, which will be followed by the structural shoring. 

"The council anticipates that the road will reopen by the end of next week."