Drivers are being reminded of the second weekend of closures along a section of the A70 from tomorrow.

Plans are for part of the A70 to close in both directions for three weekends this month, to allow resurfacing work to take place.

The first weekend of closures took place last weekend, with the second beginning tomorrow (Saturday, October 14).

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The closure will be in place on Muirkirk Road in Lugar, for a distance of 800 metres from the Craigston Holm junction to the 'Lugar East Gateway'.

The road will be shut from 8am on Saturday until 8pm on the Sunday, October 15.

The final weekend of closures are set to take place between October 21/22.

It's expected that the road will remain open out with these times and emergency service access will not be affected.

Cumnock Chronicle:

Works will involve removing sections of the existing road surface, deep patching, laying a base course, adjusting ironware, laying a new surface course and renewing the associated road markings.

A 25-mile diversion will be in place via A70 Eastwards to B743 Sorn to A76 Mauchline, A76 to A70 Dettingen Roundabout Cumnock, continuing on A70 to Lugar and vice versa.

Bus services are also set to be hit as a reduced timetable will be in operation between Cumnock and Muirkirk during the weekend road closure times.