***UPDATE 07 JUNE***
POSTPONED: A737 Resurfacing East of Beith
Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for this weekend, it has been necessary to postpone the planned resurfacing of the A737 between Roebank Road and the B777 Junction, east of Beith.
It will be necessary for Scotland TranServ to reconsider the schedule of works.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:
“In rescheduling these works we will consult the local authority, emergency services and key local stakeholders to help reduce the impact on the community and businesses. We will engage shortly and plan around community events and commitments when rescheduling this important programme of works.”
Drivers are advised to check trafficscotland.org and to follow @trafficscotland on twitter for live trunk road updates.
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface 870 metres of the A737 between Roebank Road and the B777 junction, east of Beith.
In order to complete this short programme as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement a weekend closure of the trunk road between the evening of Friday 7th and the morning of Monday 10th June.
Ruairi Dickson, Scotland TranServ’s lead designer on the project said:
“We have been working with Transport Scotland, the local authority, emergency services and key stakeholders to carefully programme this short resurfacing programme to cause as little disruption to local commuters and businesses. It is important that we complete these works ahead of the busy holiday period.”
Traffic management will be implemented once traffic flows are sufficiently low, and remain in place during the following times:
• 8pm Friday 7th to 6am Monday 10th June
Local diversions will be in place during this time. Live traffic updates are available on trafficscotland.org, or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Further project information is available on the Scotland TranServ website.
This investment into the A737 is one of a number of such programmes being carried out by Scotland TranServ across South West Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of the area.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer added:
“This programme of work has been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption. Across South West Scotland, we’re working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such road maintenance issues and deliver our road surface improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.”