As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface 660metres of the A76 at Holywood, north of Dumfries.

In order to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement an overnight convoy system, operating from 7pm to 6am each evening, starting on Monday 25th June and running for FIVE nights.

Lee Donnelly, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineer said:

“We’ve worked closely with the local community to ensure the works cause minimal impact to commuters, and on forthcoming events. This is the second project in a £1.5million resurfacing programme for the A76 through Dumfries and Galloway and into East Ayrshire.
“This £150,000 scheme will improve the quality of this trunk road, which connects many communities in and around Dumfries to Kilmarnock and Scotland’s busy central belt. A number of other resurfacing projects will follow over the next few months as Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland invests to improve the surface of the A76.”

The traffic management will be implemented overnight only, in order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for commuters and freight transport.

We would ask motorists to allow some additional time for their journeys. Prior to setting off, drivers are advised to check trafficscotland.org and to follow @trafficscotland for live trunk road updates.

This concentrated programme of improvements for the A76 is one of a number of such schemes 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 concluded:


“Across South West Scotland, we’re 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. The A76 is an important economic artery for South West Scotland and these works are scheduled for maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”

Latest Articles