Advanced Warning Of A75 Closure – (Justenlees To Ladyfield) Annan

Due to resurfacing works on the A75 Scotland between Justenlees and Ladyfield, outside Annan there will be a Weekend Closure of the road in both directions  – 7pm on Friday 15th to 6am on Monday 18th March followed by Overnight Closures – 7pm to 6am, from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd March

TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out the resurfacing of 1.4 km of the A75 between Justenlees and Ladyfield, outside Annan. Road closures will be required to carry out these works.

In combining the two resurfacing schemes, Justenlees to Burnside (£266k) and Burnside to Ladyfield (£237k), Scotland TranServ will maximise the efficiency of the road closures.

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

“We’re working hard to reduce disruption to the local community, businesses and the travelling public. This is a busy road, connecting Annan with towns and villages to the west of Dumfries and Galloway; and similarly Cairnryan with the M74 and the North of England.
“We have been working in consultation with the local authority, emergency services and key stakeholders to programme these works, limiting disruption where possible and ensuring that we increase the efficiency of necessary closures. Working across the weekend and with a handful of overnight working and/or closures will reduce the impact on freight and commuter traffic. This short resurfacing programme is designed to deliver long-term benefits to this busy route.”


In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible it will be necessary to implement a weekend closure of the A75 trunk road and a short programme of overnight working. The A75 will therefore be closed during the following times:


  • Weekend Closure – 7pm on Friday 15th to 6am on Monday 18th March
  • 5 No. Overnight Closures – 7pm to 6am, from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd March


Drivers are advised to allow some extra time for their journey. Live trunk road information is available on trafficscotland.org, or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Additional diversion information is available on the Scotland TranServ website.


This scheme is part of Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland’s strategic investment programme for the A75. Over the next few weeks and months further projects will be scheduled to deliver long-term trunk road improvements.

Evan Ferguson, Scotland TranServ’s Planned Maintenance Manager added:

“Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, we’re prioritising such road maintenance issues and delivering our road surface improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. Our programmes of work are scheduled for delivery with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption to communities, businesses and the travelling public across South West Scotland.”

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