Saturday, November 16, 2019
Fully electric gritter joins winter fleet
A state-of-the-art fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles that will help keep Scotland moving this winter. The “Electra 100% Electric Gritter : SEIV 19 – 350” is thought to be the first vehicle of its kind in the world and will be trialled on the Forth Bridges...
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is planning works to connect the realigned A76 trunk road to the existing carriageway at Enterkinfoot. In order to complete this essential stage of the 30 week programme as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary for Scotland TranServ to...
New Drug Driving Laws Scotland
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has welcomed Police Scotland’s preparations for the introduction of new drug driving laws on 21 October. Police will carry out testing using ‘mouth swabs for any motorist they suspect of drug driving or who has been involved in an accident or stopped for a traffic offence....
A75 ROAD CLOSURES - SPRINGHOLM
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will carry out the phased resurfacing of 800m of the A75 at Springholm. This £570k programme of work will require two weekend road closures, with additional overnight working in between. The first weekend closure will be from...
Kirkcudbright Bridge works october 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Council will begin to restrict traffic later this week on Kirkcudbright bridge following the failure of the Vehicle Detection System and due to the weak nature of the bridge. The £20,000 project to update and upgrade the Vehicle Detection System was agreed by members of the...
October Flood Alert Coastal
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway. This alert is for coastal flooding and flooding from surface water and small watercourses. Localised flooding of low-lying coastal areas and roads is possible as a result of the current high spring tides. The greatest risk is around the time...
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY Council’s Communities committee will consider a report on the initial appraisal for the South West Scotland Transport Study. The Council Plan 2017-22 includes a commitment to ‘invest in our key infrastructure’ and ‘lobby for investment in key local transport infrastructure including dualling, where appropriate, of the...
FLOOD WARNING ISSUED WHITESANDS DUMFRIES 31/08/19
Peak tides at the Whitesands in Dumfries are expected to encroach on the riverside carpark during weekend. However, this will only occur during the time around the peaks and water levels will subside quickly soon after the peaks around midday and midnight on Friday and around 1PM on Saturday....
A band of heavy rain is expected to become slow-moving across southwest Scotland, especially across the hills of Dumfries and Galloway. A period of heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect southwest Scotland through Friday afternoon and into Saturday morning. Accumulations of 30-50 mm are expected quite widely with...
After a rather unsettled couple of weeks, it’s going to turn warm and sunny for many - just in time for the late August Bank Holiday weekend. From Friday (23rd August) south easterly winds will draw warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled...