A £1 million SNP Government roads investment programme will get underway with the resurfacing of the A78 north of Largs beginning on Friday 06 April, as part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme.
Scotland TranServ will deliver three resurfacing projects with work beginning the week after Easter to deal with potholes and improve the carriageway to make it safer for motorists and cyclists.
Scotland TranServ has spoken directly to community councils and asked for their input and agreement in the scheduling and format of this extensive programme of work. Key stakeholders have also provided their feedback, allowing the schemes to be run closely together so that they can be carried out quickly, and completed ahead of the tourist and event season.
Due to the limited available road width of the A78, it is necessary to close the trunk road to ensure the safety of TranServ workers and of the travelling public.
As diversions will be put in place during the weekends, drivers and ferry passengers in particular, are being asked to carefully plan their journeys.
The projects will see the resurfacing of approximately 3 kilometres of road surface. Because of the narrow widths of the A78, trunk road closures are necessary in some locations in order to complete the works, including:
Largs North, 8pm Friday 06 April to 6am on Monday 09 April. Resurfacing of approximately 1km of A78;
Skelmorlie South, 8pm Friday 13 to 6am on Monday 16 April. Resurfacing of approximately 1.1km of trunk road; and
Wemyss Bay, 8pm Friday 20 to 6am on Monday 23 April. Resurfacing of approximately 0.8km of trunk road adjacent to the Wemyss Bay ferry terminal.
Because of the nature of the trunk road network in this area of South West Scotland, diversion routes are significant and will add additional time onto journeys.
The diversion map is pictured above.