Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is looking for views from a wide range of road users on the effectiveness of the current approach to road maintenance in Scotland and whether current funding levels are sufficient. Scotland’s road network consists of almost 56,000km of roads, as well as footways, bridges,...
So far this June it’s been rather cool and wet, but there are now strong signals for a change to hot and humid weather for parts of the UK from Monday, along with the risk of thunderstorms. High temperatures are expected to develop across parts of western Europe next week,...
Regional Trunk Road Management Contract
Following the restructure of the Dumfries and Galloway Council, the final meeting of the Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee (EEI) will take place on 2nd July. At this Committee Members will hear a report on the Trunk Road Maintenance Management Contract. This Contract with Scotland TranServ, which was for...
National Highways & Transport Survey
Residents of Dumfries and Galloway are being asked for their views on our local roads and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities and public transport. Answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England...
A75 Drumflower Planting End Resurfacing Works
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will  resurface 2km of the A75 from Drumflower to Planting End, between Dunragit and Castle Kennedy, there will be a convoy traffic management system in place during the works starting this weekend Saturday the 22nd of June.  In...
A Met office warning (Yellow) has been issued stating that spells of heavy and persistent rain have the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places across the country including Eastern parts of Dumfries and Galloway on wednesday and Thursday. Spells of heavy rain are expected on Wednesday...
ScotRail has teamed up with InterpreterNow to introduce a new British Sign Language (BSL) app to Scotland’s Railway, a first for the UK rail industry. InterpreterNow is a service that delivers immediate access to online interpreting for deaf BSL users, enabling deaf and hearing people to communicate with each-other. The service...
TEMPORARY” TRAFFIC LIGHTS A76
South Scotland MSP  Colin Smyth has welcomed the start to long overdue works to reroute a section of the A76 at Enterkinfoot away from an unstable embankment.   The stretch of the trunk road between Thornhill and Sanquhar has been controlled by temporary traffic lights for the past five years due...
‘imminent’ publication -awaited transport study
Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed that the publication of a long-awaited transport study for the south-west is set to be published imminently.   The local MSP has been told by theScottish Transport Secretary, Michael Matheson MSP, that the South West Scotland Transport Study draft report will be...
A76 Enterkinfoot Road Realignment Works
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will shortly begin a 30 week programme of work to realign the A76 at Enterkinfoot. Work started this week beginning Monday the 3rd of June with the installation of the site compound. The project will entail realigning the road away from the unstable embankment...