Advance Warning Of Essential Maintenance On The A76 In Sanquhar

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance on the A76 in Sanquhar in two locations:

  1. Between Sanquhar Academy and McKendrick Road
  2. Between Sanquhar Post Office and Greenhead Farm

Work will take place from Monday 28th November until Sunday 4th December 2022.

This scheme, with a value of £266,000, will benefit around 3755 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

The work will be carried out in two phases. The first phase of work will require a full overnight road closure between Sanquhar Academy and McKendrick Road and will take place between Monday 28th November and Friday 2nd December during the hours of 7pm and 6am each night. This phase of work will be complete at 6am on Saturday 3rd December.

The second phase of work, between Sanquhar Post Office and Greenhead Farm, will take place during the day on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December with the A76 closed between the hours of 7am and 7pm. During this time, parking between the Tollbooth and Castleview Garage will be suspended. We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while these essential works take place.

The signed diversion is as follows:

  • Northbound traffic will leave the A76 and turn right on to the C133N Holestane Road near Drumlanrig Castle, then turn left on to the A702 north of Carronbridge and continue north to the Abington Services roundabout where it will join the B7078. Traffic will then continue to Millbank and turn left on to the A70 Ayr Road east to Cumnock to re-join the A76 at Dettingen Roundabout.
  • Southbound Traffic will travel north through New Cumnock and take the exit at Dettingen Roundabout on to the A70 through Cumnock to the B7078 and then proceed to Abington Services, before taking the A702 south to Carronbridge. Traffic wishing to head north on the A76 will be directed south to Thornhill roundabout where they will be able to turn and travel north.

The schemes have been planned in consultation with local elected representatives and businesses, and are being carried out under road closures due to the nature of the works, narrow widths of the carriageway and to ensure the safety of roadworkers and the travelling public whilst the works are underway.


Access for residents within the closure areas and emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works. Public transport services are being maintained during the closure periods, details can be found online at Traveline Scotland https://www.travelinescotland.com.


Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance.


Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

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