Delays Expected On A75 During Resurfacing Works Near Gatehouse

On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ will resurface a significant stretch of the A75 between Barharrow and Sandgreen from Friday 19th May to Thursday 1st June.


The project to resurface 650m of carriageway completes a scheduled programme of nearly 5 kilometres in the Gatehouse of Fleet area, bringing the total investment locally to around £3.5million.


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


“Over and above this significant £670,000 investment, this project marks the current completion of a multi-million pound improvement programme in this particular stretch of the A75, one of South West Scotland’s longest roads. Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland is delivering tangible, long-term benefits to local communities, businesses and freight traffic using this vital economic route.”


In order to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, and because of complexities around any potential diversion routes it will be necessary to implement a convoy traffic management system. It will also be necessary to close the A75’s junctions with the B727 and A755, with local diversions in place.


Works will take place from 8pm on Friday 19th May until 6am on Thursday 1st June 2017, with the convoy system operating throughout. Local signed diversions will also be in place.

The A75 road surface improvement programme 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 added:

“The A75 is an important economic artery for Dumfries and Galloway, with many communities and business along the route. Throughout, we have scheduled this significant programme to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption. 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.”

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