A77 landslip works continue

The on-going programme of repairs and landslide mitigation works on the A77 is to resume on Monday, August 24.

The work to improve the resilience of the route is being carried out by Scotland Transerv on behalf of Transport Scotland and will see further repairs and drainage improvements to the hillside at Carlock Hill. Geotechnical surveys will also be carried out just north of Cairnryan to help plan the next stage of the programme.

The work follows the publication of the South West Landslide Action Plan by Transport Scotland. It sets out the long-term measures that will be taken in future to try to mitigate the effect of landslides in the area. Further details are at:

http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/maintenance/south-west-unit-landslide-action-plan

To carry out this set of repairs safely, the A77 will be closed between Cairnryan (Stena ferry terminal) and Girvan (Shallochpark roundabout from 8.00pm to 6.00am for five nights. A local diversion will be in place.

Traffic lights will also be in place during daytime hours from 6.00am to 8.00pm each day from Monday 24 August to Friday 4 September to allow the drainage works to go ahead.

Gordon Wilson, contract director, Scotland TranServ said: “The safety of the local community, motorists and our workforce is of the utmost priority and it is vital that we carry out these works to ensure the route is safe.

“We area carrying out as much work as possible during the closure times to try to minimise the disruption to road users.

“We fully understand the importance of the A77 to over 3,000 motorists who travel through the area each day and are doing everything we can to improve the long term resilience of this route.”

Diversion route:

Northbound – A77 South to A751, then A75 East to Newton Stewart, then A714 North to Girvan.

Southbound – A714 South to A75 Newton Stewart, then west to A751, then North to A77 Cairnryan.