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Water Mains Works, Maybole

Caledonia Water Alliance on behalf of Scottish Water will be carrying out essential water main works in Maybole.

The next phase of works, which will start 7th November 2016, will take place until 22nd January 2017 – please note there will be no works during the Christmas period (23rd December 2016 until 4th January 2017)

The works will be carried out in phases and local diversions will be signed, however to ensure the safety of the travelling public and roads operatives it will be essential to close and impose waiting restrictions on the following roads –

Castle Street,

Crosshill Road,

Glebe Crescent,

John Knox Street,

Cairnfield Avenue,

Kirkland Street,


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

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Flood Prevention Plans, New Cumnock

Detailed plans for New Cumnock’s flood prevention scheme were on display recently at a public meeting held for local residents.

Over 40 members of the community attended the meeting which was led by the Ayrshire Roads Alliance in partnership with top consultants RPS.

Officers from the Alliance and engineers from RPS were on hand to talk through the detailed drawings that were on display for the Leggate and the Afton Water projects and answer any questions that the community had about the work.

In addition to the plans for the two schemes there were also aerials maps on display which showed how the area would be protected from flooding following the work.

Stewart Turner, Head of Roads: Ayrshire Roads Alliance said: “This event was an opportunity for local people who reside in this area to view plans for the flood prevention schemes and have any questions they had answered.

“New Cumnock and the Leggate were both shown on aerial maps so it was a good opportunity for people to pick out their house and see how it will be protected in the future.

“The work consists of embankments being constructed on either side of the burn and where it is too narrow enforced concrete walls will be built. The scheme will take water and train it down the Afton Water, until it meets the River Nith, effectively channelling any flood water away from communities.”

The scheme will be delivered in two parts. New Cumnock is a much bigger scheme and will cost about £2.5m, while the Leggate will cost in the region of £400,000.

The planning process for both flood prevention schemes is underway and the schemes will be advertised for a six week period. Once the planning process is completed work will start on site at the Leggate in November.

Councillor Eòghann MacColl, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, attended the public meeting. He said: “This meeting was extremely beneficial. It gave local people the opportunity to view plans for the schemes and, most importantly, to view how their own property will be protected in the future.

“All the people I spoke to were positive about the plans and understand the processes that we have to go through before work can start on site. We have had a great deal of support from the local community. Understandably they want to see work starting as soon as possible, and this is our aim, to get the work underway and to protect homes in the area.”

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.

Virgin Media Works, Ayrshire


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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