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Praise for commuters during Moorfield works

Major improvement works are now complete at Moorfield roundabout and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance wishes to thank commuters for their patience.

The works, which cost over £450,000, were extensive and included lane reconstruction, the realignment of approach islands, replacement carriageway surfaces, resetting ironwork, replacing street lights, traffic signs, road markings and road studs.

The project also included the installation of a footpath adjacent to the B7064 carriageway linking Irvine Road to Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock.

Stewart Turner, Head of Roads: Ayrshire Roads Alliance said: “This was a major improvement programme on a road that is a main artery within Ayrshire. Thousands of people use this road every day so it is essential that it is maintained to a very high standard.

“Major improvement works are disruptive, there is just no getting away from that, and it takes a great deal of planning to ensure that our local communities and commuters are kept mobile while works are ongoing.

“I would like to thank the travelling public for their co operation and understanding throughout.”

The work was carried out by the main contractor, Finco Contracts Limited, Beith.

Essential maintenance works on A71

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out essential maintenance works on the A71 which will include barrier repairs, gully clearing, grass cutting, road sweeping and litter picking.

The works will be carried out between 06:00 and 15:00 from the Bellfield Interchange to Moorfield roundabout and from Moorfield roundabout to the boundary with North Ayrshire.

To protect the workforce and the travelling public lane closures will be necessary while the teams are working.

On Saturday 27 August, lane closures will be in place in both directions between the Moorfield roundabout and the North Ayrshire boundary.

While on Sunday 28 August, lane closures will be in place in both directions between the Bellfield Interchange and Moorfield roundabout.

Traffic will be able to access the A71 as normal, the lane closures and works will be signed throughout. Slight delays are expected.

Local businesses will not be affected by the works.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, apologises for any inconvenience these essential works may cause.

Scottish International Airshow – 2nd and 3rd September

Around 100,000 people are expected to descend on Ayr for the new-look Scottish International Airshow on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 September 2016.

Lots of useful information can be found using these links.

Scottish International Airshow Traffic and Travel storymap

http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/scottish-international-airshow/

Major road works planned for Moorfield roundabout

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out major road resurfacing works on the A71 Moorfield Roundabout in Kilmarnock.

The works, which will start on Monday 25 July, will take place over a four week period and will be carried out on the A71, the roundabout surface and the B7046 road.

This project, which is weather dependent, will involve lane reconstruction, realignment of the approach islands, replacement of the road surfaces, re-setting ironwork and renewing the associated road markings and road studs.

To ensure the safety of roads operatives and the travelling public the resurfacing will be carried out in phases therefore the diversions and Traffic Management will change during the construction period.

From Monday 1st August the contract phase moves to the next stage with a new traffic management system from Sunday 31st July

Half the roundabout will be closed and a contraflow system will be in force.

There will be no access to and from B7081 Irvine Road to the A71 Carriageway at Moorfield Roundabout where a road closure with appropriate diversion signage shall be in place.

The footpath within the work site will also be closed to pedestrian for the duration of works.

Access to the A759 from Dundonald Road in Kilmarnock will remain open throughout the works.

Contraflow 12-08-16 Moorfield Diversion 12-18-16 Moorfield

 

Delays are to be expected and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance apologises for any inconvenience caused during these essential road works.

Give everyone cycle space

Transition cycleTwenty three Primary 7 pupils from Doonfoot Primary set out on a transition mission with a difference – to cycle from their primary school to Belmont Academy.

The trip gave the pupils some experience of cycling the route and helped to build their confidence of on-road cycling. This will help them to make an informed decision when it comes to travelling to secondary school in August.

Ms Masterton and Mr Graeme from Doonfoot Primary were supported on the cycle by THE HUB – Ayr, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance and the Neilson Trust Cycle Ride Leaders.

Three pupils who are qualified Cycle Trainer Assistants –Douglas Glendinning, Euan Penman and Matthew Cooke from Belmont Academy also joined the cycle providing additional support. They spoke to the young people about school cycling experiences, visiting Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Camps and took a lead on their own cycling sessions with the young people.

Active Travel Hub Officer Rory MacColl put in some extra miles on the day, cycling to Prestwick to collect fruit that had been kindly donated by Grants of Prestwick. This was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who took part.

The cycle was part of Cycling Scotland’s Give Everyone Cycle Space Campaign and supported National Bike Week.

The HUB, Ayr and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance are providing parent accompanied transition rides over the summer. For more information like THE HUB and Ayrshire Roads Alliances Road Safety Facebook pages or have a look online.

Road safety winners announced at annual awards

JRSO winnersThe annual Junior Road Safety Officer awards took place recently at County Buildings, Ayr and it was the perfect opportunity for the Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety Team to congratulate all the JRSO’s and their co-ordinators.

Throughout the year JRSO’s, who were selected from Primary 6 classes across South Ayrshire last August, have been running campaigns to improve road safety around their schools and raise awareness of road safety issues among their peers.

There were four awards presented at the ceremony.

And the winners were:

• Noticeboard of the Year 2016 – Barassie Primary School
• Campaign of the Year 2016 – Muirhead Primary School
• Co-ordinator of the Year 2016 – Mrs Karen Bruce, Muirhead Primary School
• School of the Year 2016 – Muirhead Primary School

Councillor John McDowall, Chair of the Joint Board, hosted the award ceremony with Councillor Margaret Toner. He congratulated all the JRSO’s while Cllr Toner presented them with a certificate.

Councillor McDowall said: “With thousands of children attending our schools, raising awareness about road safety is an important area which could potentially save lives.

“The team at Muirhead has worked particularly hard this last year, and I’d like to congratulate them on their strong showing in the 2016 awards.

“But let’s not forget that this is a joint effort to make our schools safer places and every single officer played an important role in highlighting this important issue. I look forward to seeing the good work continuing.”

This is the second year running that Muirhead Primary School has received School of the Year. Head teacher, June Stefani and their Co-ordinator, Karen Bruce, have encouraged the JRSO pupils to show enterprise, to be creative and carry out their JRSO tasks with great enthusiasm.

Queens Drive Retail Park enforcement to start soon

Queen’s Drive Retail Park in Kilmarnock provides shoppers with a wide range of retail choice however indiscriminate parking on double yellow lines has been causing problems for both shoppers and local bus operators.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance has listened to the concerns of motorists and the bus operators and has made the double yellow lines on the main access road enforceable. This means that if someone parks on the double yellow lines the Alliance will be able to issue a parking fine.

From Monday 4 July, the double yellow lines on the main access road within the retail park will be enforced by the Alliance’s Parking Service and fines will be issued to motorists who choose to park there.

Pupils have pedal power

Straiton Bike Ride - Maidens - June 2016Doonfoot PrimaryMaidens PrimaryBarassieCome rain or shine, pupils from South Ayrshire schools got on their bikes for National Bike Week.

During the week, Primary 6 pupils completed their Bikeability Level 2 training in partnership with the Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety team and celebrated with a special cycle.

Barassie Primary cycled from the school to Fullarton Woods in Troon; St Ninians in Prestwick cycled from the school to Fullarton Woods; Maidens Primary cycled to Culzean Castle and Country Park, took part in an archaeological dig then cycled back to the school and Doonfoot Primary undertook a seven mile cycle from the school to Low Green playpark in Ayr to Belleisle Estate where they had lunch, then cycled on to Burns Museum and back to the school.

At Straiton Primary all pupils joined a cycle from Maidens Beach to Culzean Castle and Country Park.

The school, which won the UK Big Pedal one day challenge back in April, transported their bikes to the beach then safely cycled to the park in beautiful sunshine.

Next week Fisherton Primary will be cycling from Maidens to Culzean Castle and Country Park while Holmston and Dalmilling Primary Schools will be cycling to Auchincruive.

Notice of major roadworks Cumnock and Auchinleck

ROADWORKSThe Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out major road resurfacing works on Ayr Road, Cumnock and Main Street, Auchinleck.

The works, which will take place over a five week period in July, will be carried out between Glaisnock Street and The Tanyard in Cumnock and from Bridgend Garage to Well Road in Auchinleck.

Preparatory works will start on Monday 4 July and will last for two weeks. This work will be carried out on Main Street between Coal Road junction and Station Road junction.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place during the preparatory works and Main Street will remain open.

The main resurfacing works will be carried out in four phases:

Phase 1 – From Bridgend Garage to approximately 90 Main Street – just north of Coal Road junction. This phase is programmed to start on Monday 18 July and will last for up to seven working days. The traffic on Main Street will be managed by convoy and lengthy delays are possible at peak times. The side roads at Church Hill and Coal Road will be closed at all times during the convoy operations and diversions will be in place.

Phase 2 – From 90 Main Street to a point between the Park Road junction and the Rail Bridge. This phase is programmed to start on Wednesday 27 July and will last for up to eight working days. This section of Main Street will be closed to traffic from 08:00 until 17:00 daily. Diversions will be in place.
Park Road will also be resurfaced during this phase.

Phase 3 – From the Rail Bridge to 220 Main Street – just north of Well Road junction. This phase is programmed to start on Monday 8 August and will last for up to five working days. This section of Main Street will be closed to traffic from 08:00 until 17:00 daily. Diversions will be in place.

Phase 4 – From the mini roundabout, Main Street junction with Sorn Road, Mauchline Road and Market Place. This phase is programmed to be undertaken over the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July. The traffic on Main Street and Mauchline Road will be managed by convoy. The side roads at Sorn Road and Market Place will be closed at all times during the convoy operations and diversions will be in place, where applicable.

This extensive improvement project, which is weather dependent, will involve regulating the existing road surface, laying a new surface course, resetting ironware and renewing the associated road markings and road studs.

To ensure the safety of the roads operatives and the travelling public the affected sections of road will have to close at times during the works. Signed diversions will be in place and delays are expected.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance apologises for any inconvenience caused during these essential road works.

Virgin Media Works, Ayrshire

VIRGIN MEDIA

Virgin Media are currently installing their network throughout Ayrshire building on and extending the old Smallworld network which will provide residents and businesses a better and faster broadband service and will support the economic growth of the area.

The work is expected to last until early 2017 and Ayrshire Roads Alliance are working closely with Virgin Media to ensure disruption are kept to an absolute minimum. We meet with Virgin Media regularly and ensure they are keeping residents updated on progress.

This is a very large project and involves laying miles of new cable and installing infrastructure such as cabinets and boxes, and extensive traffic management will be in operation during the work. Planning officers are working closely with Virgin Media to ensure planning conditions are met in Conservation areas.

Virgin Media has appointed delivery engineers and Liaison staff who are on site during the work’s and are available for any queries regarding this work, should you require any further information please contact Virgin Media on their 24 hour Helpline telephone numbers below.

0800 519 6929 Freephone
0870 888 3116 (option 3) 9p per minute from a landline and 45p per minute from a mobile

Virgin Media thanks the people of Ayrshire for letting us come to the area and install our network this has been mainly down to the number of people asking for our services and via cablemystreet.virginmedia.com

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  • Newmilns
    A71 , Temp traffic lights (Slope Stabilisation)
    22/08/2016, 23/08/2016, 24/08/2016, 25/08/2016, 26/08/2016, 27/08/2016, 28/08/2016, 29/08/2016 (a moderate delay)
  • Moorfield Roundabout and B7064 slip roads
    A71/ Kilmarnock , B7064 Slip roads Closed at all times. There will be no access to and from B7081 Irvine Road to the A71 Carriageway at Moorfield Roundabout ( Roundabout Improvement Works)
    22/08/2016, 23/08/2016, 24/08/2016, 25/08/2016, 26/08/2016, 27/08/2016, 28/08/2016, 29/08/2016 (a moderate delay)
  • Grageston Ins. Est. Girvan
    B741 , Road Closure (Carriageway Resurfacing)
    22/08/2016, 23/08/2016, 24/08/2016, 25/08/2016, 26/08/2016 (a moderate delay)
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