Advance Warning Of Convoy System on A75 Gretna to Eastriggs

Advance Warning Of Convoy System on A75 Gretna to East Riggs

On behalf of Transport Scotland, Amey will next week deliver two trunk road management schemes on the A75 between Gretna and East Riggs.

Works will include the overnight resurfacing of the trunk road at East Riggs, and the overnight installation of road markings between Gretna and East Riggs. In order to deliver these projects as quickly and safely as possible it will be necessary to implement a convoy system on the A75 locally throughout the night.

In line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance, our operatives will follow strict physical distancing protocols throughout the project.

Alan Murray, Amey’s Assistant Planned Maintenance Manager said:

Amey on behalf of Transport Scotland, would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their patience while we deliver these important improvement projects.
“This is an important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is vital that we complete these works in order to maintain road safety. Works will be carried out under daytime convoy working, however some minor closures may be required, with short local diversions in place.”

Works being delivered during the next week are:

  • A75 East Riggs – Overnight resurfacing (7pm to 7am) of the trunk road under a night time convoy traffic management system – Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of October
  • A75 Gretna to East Riggs Road Markings – Overnight (7pm to 7am) installation of fresh road markings between Gretna and East Riggs. Works delivered under a night time convoy traffic management system on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of October

All dates are indicative, and subject to change due to extreme weather events or unforeseen scheduling issues.

Drivers are advised to allow some additional time for their journey. Live updates are available by visiting trafficscotland.org, or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.

Emma Burns, Amey’s Planned Maintenance Manager added:

Amey fully recognises the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network and we are supporting Transport Scotland as they expect to invest £471million in maintenance in 2020/21. The health and safety of our workers and those working on our behalf, is of the utmost importance, and projects will only be taken forward where we can ensure their safety as a priority.
“An efficient and well-managed trunk road network is particularly important to supporting essential supply chains and the wider economy across South West Scotland at this time. Working in collaboration with Transport Scotland, we have identified a number of essential maintenance projects, which are being prioritised over the coming weeks.”