Essential Resurfacing On The A701 At Kirkland Commences Thursday 20th April 

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential resurfacing on the A701 at Kirkland, five miles north of Parkgate, on Thursday 20th April and Friday 21st April 2023. Work will take place between the hours of 7pm and 6am. 

This scheme, with a value of £80,000, will benefit 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 using a total overnight closure at this location with a signed diversion route in operation.

A701 northbound traffic will be diverted at the A75/A701 Junction in Dumfries and will join the A75 eastbound to proceed to the roundabout junction at the A709 Dumfries Bypass. From here, traffic will take the first exit to join the A709 and will continue towards Lockerbie, through Torthorwald and Lochmaben, at Lockerbie, traffic will use the M74 to take the left slip road onto the B7076. At the A7068 roundabout, traffic will take the second exit to remain on the B7076 and at Beattock, traffic will be able to re-join the A701 and diversion will end.

Southbound traffic will follow the same route but in the reverse direction.


Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.


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

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