As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface 620m of the A77 through Ballantrae. In order for this £180k programme of works to be carried out as quickly and safely as possible it will be necessary implement a convoy traffic management system through the village from 8am on Monday 26th to 6pm on Friday 30th November.
David Montgomery, Scotland TranServ’s Structural Maintenance design lead on the works said:
“Scotland TranServ has been working closely with local authorities, emergency services and key stakeholders to progress the planning of this programme of works. The scheme has been scheduled outwith school holidays, avoiding major local events and ahead of the winter weather.”
To reduce the impact on the local community and businesses, Scotland TranServ will work under a convoy system. The road width is sufficient through Ballantrae to allow us to work safely under this traffic management system.
Mr Montgomery continued:
“This £180,000 scheme will see the resurfacing of the main trunk road through the village. Where possible we will work with local residents and businesses to maintain access to and from their premises under special arrangements. This is an important programme of works that will deliver long-term improvements to the A77 through Ballantrae.”
Scotland TranServ will install a convoy traffic management system through Ballantrae from:
- 8am on Monday 26th until 6pm on Friday 30th of November
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer added:
“This project is part of Scotland TranServ’s £3million resurfacing investment into the A77. The route, which is one of the most exposed on the South West Scotland Network, was subject to repeated freeze-thaw cycles during the prolonged winter of 2017/18.
“We’re accelerating our investment in the trunk road to improve the surface. This structural maintenance programme is only a part of the work that has been carried out along the route, with our colleagues in other parts of the business having already delivered schemes to resurface smaller, more isolated stretches of the trunk road.”
Motorists are advised to some allow additional time for their journey. Drivers can check trafficscotland.org or follow @trafficscotland for live trunk road updates before they start their journey. Further information is available on the Scotland TranServ website.
This investment into the A77 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.
Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative concluded:
“We are 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. This programme of work has therefore been scheduled for delivery with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”