Mon, 23 Jun 2014
The A71 between Loudoun Gowf Club and Newmilns is set to be resurfaced as part of the Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s planned Structural Maintenance Programme to improve the condition of roads throughout East Ayrshire. The essential £122,000 roadworks will take place between Saturday 5 July and Wednesday 9 July.
Due to the nature of the works and the traffic management that is required, traffic will experience major delays throughout.
The majority of the works will be carried out during the working day under temporary traffic lights and convoy working.
However, due to the limited carriageway widths available, it will be necessary to close the carriageway for two nights for final surfacing, to all but emergency vehicles, between 22:00 hours and 06:00 hours on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8July. This road closure is essential to protect both the travelling public and the workforce.
A diversion route will be set up along the A719, to Crossroads, A76 to Cumnock, the A70 to Muirkirk and the B743 to Strathaven to rejoin the A71.
Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the works during the closure and will be prioritised at all times.
All business between Galston and Newmilns will be open as normal.
The Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, apologises in advance for the inconvenience these works will inevitably cause both to through traffic and to the residents locally in the Irvine Valley. However these are essential works and will improve the quality of travel for all road users.