Resurfacing Works May Affect Ferry Traffic
Scotland TranServ have announced that the A77 “trunk road” through Girvan (north of Cairnryan) will be closed for resurfacing work starting this evening, Saturday 23.11.19. The closure will be in force from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday. There will also be additional closures on Monday and Tuesday night, again from 8pm to 6am. While the road Is closed a diversion will be in place via Coalpots Road and the B734. The works conclude a programme which has seen new traffic lights and footways already installed.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:
“We have been working alongside our Road Safety colleagues to combine these projects. Our plan had been to resurface the A77 through Girvan in the New Year, however working in close consultation with the local authority, emergency service and key stakeholders, we have taken the decision to accelerate the delivery of this programme.
“By utilising the same closure as the Stumpy Corner works, we can improve the efficiency of the project, delivering not only new traffic signals and footways, but tangible, long-term improvements to the trunk road through Girvan for residents, commuters, businesses and holidaymakers.
“It will however be necessary to close the trunk road through the town for the duration of the weekend, and we would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience. Shops and other businesses will remain open for pedestrian access, with parking maintained either end of the closure.”
Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Strategic Road Safety Manager added:
“We’ve been working continuously with the community and stakeholders in the planning and delivery of these works, and we thank them for their patience while this essential programme has been delivered. The new traffic signals and footways will help to enhance this area of the town for residents and tourists alike.
“It was important to Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland that works were completed ahead of the busy Christmas shopping period, minimising disruption to residents and retailers at this busy time.”
Drivers are advised to allow additional time for their journeys while the diversions are in place. P&O Ferries and Stena Line traffic heading either to or from north of Cairnryan may be affected. A reminder of the dates and times of closure;
- 8pm Friday 22nd to 6am Monday 25th November
- 8pm Monday 25th to 6am Tuesday 26th November
- 8pm Tuesday 26th to 6am Wednesday 27th November
Further information, including a map of the diversion, can be found on the Scotland TranServ website.