Traffic Disruption Expected On A75 Priestholm to Hardrigg Lodge In June

On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ will carry out a £475k resurfacing scheme on the A75, from Priestholm to Hardrigg Lodge, between Thursday 8th and Friday 16th of June.

The project will bring our total road surface investment in the area between Annan and Gretna, in the last year, to almost £2Million, with similar schemes in planning for the year ahead.

Our works will repair significant structural cracking and potholes on a 600m stretch of the trunk road.

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

“In the last 12 months, we have delivered nearly £2Million of road surface improvements between Annan and Gretna alone. This latest scheme will, like its predecessors, provide tangible, long-term benefits to communities, businesses and tourists using this essential economic route every day.”

In order to complete the project as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management throughout the 8-day programme. This will involve:

  • Thursday 8th June overnight closure 7pm to 6am
  • Friday 9th daytime convoy system 6am to 7pm
  • Full weekend closure 7pm Friday 9th to 6am Monday 12th June
  • Mon 12th to Thursday 15th full overnight closures 7pm to 6am

It will also be necessary to provide both eastbound and westbound diversions in order keep overnight traffic moving during this programme of works. These will include:



Turning right off A75 – turn left onto Stapleton Road (B6357) – left onto B721 and head through Eastriggs – continue towards Gretna – re-join A75 using B721


Turn off A75 onto B721 – turn right to continue on B721 through Eastriggs – turn right onto Stapleton Road (B6357) – use on slip to re-join A75


The A75 road surface improvement project is one of a number of schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, freight traffic and tourists heading across South West Scotland.                         

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

“Across the region, we’re working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such road maintenance issues and deliver a programme of improvements as quickly, efficiently and safely as we possibly can.

“The A75 is an important economic artery, with thriving communities and businesses utilising the route each day. That is why, working collaboratively with Police Scotland and the Local Authority, we have scheduled this significant project to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”

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