Advanced Warning Of A75 Convoy Traffic Managment At Knockbrex

Starting from Monday 4th to Monday 11th March Transport Scotland will be carrying out resurfacing work on 1.2km of carriageway on the A75 between Newton Stewart and Knockbrex Farm. A convoy system will be in place from 7am to 7pm each day during the period of works.

In order to complete this £363k project as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement a convoy traffic management system on the trunk road.

Dayle Gillespie, Scotland TranServ’s Project Design Lead on the programme said:

“The health and safety of our workers and the travelling public is of the utmost importance to Scotland TranServ, and that is why it will be necessary to install this convoy system while this important resurfacing programme is being carried out. Scotland TranServ has been working in consultation with the local authority, emergency services and key stakeholders in the planning and programming of this scheme.”


It will however, be necessary to close Barnkirk Junction throughout the duration of these works, with local diversions in place.


The convoy system will be in place during the following times:


  • 7am to 7pm each day from Monday 4th to Monday 11th March


Outwith working hours, temporary traffic lights may be left in operation to allow cooling of the road surface.


Drivers are advised to allow some extra time for their journey. Motorists can check live trunk information on trafficscotland.org, or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Further information on the project 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 programmed to deliver long-term trunk road improvements.


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

“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. 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.”

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