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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

A78 Resurfacing of Chapelhill (Ardrossan) & Sharphill (Saltcoats) Roundabouts

As part of the SNP Government’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurfacing approximately 300 metres of the A78 at the Chapelhill and Sharphill Roundabouts in the coming week.

In order to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, it is necessary to implement a contraflow traffic management system and a series of overnight trunk road closures between 8pm on Friday 12 and 6am on Thursday 18 October.

Dayle Gillespie, Scotland TranServ’s lead designer on the project said:

“This £300,000 programme of work will improve the quality of the road surface. To keep disruption to a minimum for local commuters and businesses, works will be completed under continuous contraflow, with necessary closures only being carried out at night.

“Scotland TranServ has consulted North Ayrshire Council, emergency services and key stakeholders in planning this work. At the request of stakeholders, the programme has been specifically scheduled within the October school holiday when traffic flows are lowest. Where possible the scheme has been carefully planned to minimise the impact on the community.”

The A78 will be closed overnight only during the following times:

  • 8pm Saturday 13 to 6am Sunday 14 October

  • 8pm Sunday 14 to 6am Monday 15 October

  • 8pm Monday 15 to 6am Tuesday 16 October

  • 8pm Tuesday 16 to 6am Wednesday 17 October

A contraflow traffic management system will operate on A78 continuously from 8pm Friday 12 to 6am Thursday 18 October.

Local diversions will be in place throughout this short programme of works. Please click here for diversion information about the Chapelhill diversion and here for the Sharphill diversion.

Motorists are advised to add extra time to their journeys. Drivers can visit or follow @trafficscotland on Twitter for live information through the duration of the project.

Kenneth Gibson MSP added:

“This A78 improvement project is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across Ayrshire on behalf of the SNP Government working through Transport Scotland.

“It shows our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement of Scotland’s trunk road network.”

Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative concluded:

“The A78 is an important economic artery. That is why we have scheduled this significant programme of work to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”



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