A75 Set To Close Near Annan This Weekend For Resurfacing

TranServ have sent us the following press release.

Please note diversions are in place and local businesses are still open and accessible

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface 0.7 kilometres of the A75 between Violetbank and Justinlees near Annan from Friday 6th to Friday 13th April.

To complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, the £520k resurfacing scheme will require a weekend road closure and subsequent overnight closures.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Design Engineer said:

“We’ve been working in liaison with Police Scotland, the local authority and key stakeholders to carefully schedule this programme of work. This extensive scheme will require deep treatment of the trunk road and therefore it is necessary to allow the new surface time to harden.

“This project is part of a series of such resurfacing works planned for the A75 over the coming year. We will continue to work with local communities and key stakeholders to schedule our programme of works to keep disruption to a minimum where possible.”

The programme of works will get underway with a full weekend closure of the A75 between Violetbank and Justinlees from 7pm on Friday 6th until 7am on Monday 9th April. Subsequent overnight closures between 7pm and 7am each night will follow from Monday 9th until the morning of Friday 13th April.

Diversions will be in place via Lockerbie. VMS signage on the M6 at Metalbridge will also be utilised to inform northbound motorists, of the A75 closure, encouraging them to continue on the M6/A74(M) to Lockerbie.

Drivers are asked plan their journeys in advance and to check @trafficscotland and trafficscotland.org for latest trunk road information. Advance updates will be made available through @ScotTranserv on Twitter.

This A75 road surface improvement scheme is the first of a number of such projects being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across South West Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland.

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

“The A75 is an important economic artery for Dumfries and Galloway, with many communities and businesses along the route. This project has been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”

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