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South Ayrshire Council – Parking Permits

The processing of new parking permits within South Ayrshire was placed on hold due to the Covid 19 restrictions placed upon staff. Existing permit holders have been advised to continue displaying expired permits pending the resumption of services and we have been unable to process new applications.

We are pleased to announce that as of 24/08/2020 we are now able to process applications for permit renewals or for new applications. Any permit holder whose permit has expired since March 2020 must now apply and renew before 04/09/2020 as enforcement will commence shortly thereafter.

Customers are advised to contact the SAC Customer Services Team on 0300 123 0900 or by email on customerservices@south-ayrshire.gov.uk where they will receive the relevant advice.

Amended Arrangements

In line with Government guidelines, to reduce face to face contact where possible, we have developed a new process for issuing permits. ARA Parking Officers shall contact each individual permit holder, who’s permit has expired during lockdown, to advise they must renew their permit by the 04/09/2020. They will advise the permit holder to contact the Customer Service team on 0300 123 0900. The Customer Service team will process the permit details and take any associated payment.

Type A Residents Permits (£50 / annum or £16 / quarter)

Residents who’s permits expired during lockdown were advised to continue to display the expired permit and advised we would contact them at the relevant time to take payments for new permits which would be back dated to the previous permit expiry date. In order to keep things simple we are now proposing to start all renewed permits on 01/09/20. This will effectively mean resident parking was free during lockdown. All new Type A permits will be “virtual” and there will be no need to display anything within vehicles.

Type B Residents Permits (£0.50 one off charge)

Residents are entitled to 2 permits per household and the majority of these permits are given to visitors. Therefore, Vehicle Registration Mark (VRMs) are not requested or printed on the permits. We will continue to accommodate this permit system by having paper permits hand delivered pending a proposed review / overhaul of the permit system.

Car Park Permits (Season tickets)

Due to the fact that the car parks were closed from March 20 – May 20, car park permit holders will be offered a three month extension on their new permits effectively receiving 15 months for the price of 12 and the expiry date will be calculated from the date the permit is taken out. Again, permits will be “virtual” and so new permits will need to be allocated to a specific VRM which is a departure from what has been the case previously.

Should a permit holder confirm they will not be renewing their permit due to new home working arrangements we will offer them a pro rata refund.

Prestwick Residents Permits

The vast majority of permits are not due for renewal until Sept / Oct 2020 and so there are no issues regarding the expiry or permits during lockdown. However, as it is again proposed to now issue virtual permits, and in a further departure from the previous arrangements, permits will now be allocated to individual vehicles on confirmation of VRMs.

High Street Ayr Access and Loading Permits

Applicants should contact the Customer Service team on 0300 123 0900 who will process the permit by phone. In respect of Access Permits, applicants will no longer be required to produce two forms of ID to confirm residency as the Customer Service team are able to check internal systems.  Once checked a virtual permit will be issued.

Improvement works on A70 Muirkirk to Glenbuck – Update

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the section of the A70 between Muirkirk and Glenbuck on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September.

The roadworks will involve removing sections of the existing road surface, regulating, adjusting ironware, laying a new surface course and renewing the associated road markings and studs.

All preparatory work will be undertaken on weekdays between 08.00 and 17.00.

Convoy traffic management will be in place and delays are possible.

To ensure the safety of the roads operatives and the travelling public, one further  weekend road closure will be required to lay the new surface course.

The road closure, originally scheduled for Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August, has now been re-scheduled to be in place from 08:00 to 18:00 on both Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September.

An alternative route will be signed via B743 to Strathaven, A71 to Stonehouse, B7078 to re-join the A70 near Douglas and vice versa.

Emergency access will be maintained during the closure and through the works site.

It is hoped that the resurfacing work will be completed within the timescales stipulated, however, the work is weather dependent and any unforeseen difficulties could result in a delay.

Updates will be posted to the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website and @AyrshireRoads on Twitter.

Should you have any concerns regarding the works or the diversion please contact the Ayrshire Roads Alliance on 01563 503160.

A71 maintenance works

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance will carry out routine maintenance works, including grass cutting and litter picking, to sections of the A71 from Bellfield Interchange to Moorfield roundabout and to Corsehill roundabout at the North Ayrshire Council boundary.

The works will be carried out between 05:00hrs and approximately 20:00hrs on Saturday 22 August and Sunday 23 August.

Due to the nature and location of the works it will be necessary to implement full carriageway closures on Saturday 22 August. Carriageway closures will be in place in both directions between the Moorfield Roundabout and the North Ayrshire Council boundary at Corsehill Roundabout. No traffic will be permitted.

Full carriageway closures will also be in place on Sunday 23 August, in both directions between the Bellfield Interchange and Moorfield Roundabout. Carriageway closure will be in place to the off /on ramps to B7038 Campbell Street, Kilmarnock. No traffic will be permitted.

The full carriageway closures will be signed throughout for the duration of the works and a roads diversion will be in place each way.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, apologise in advance for the inconvenience these works will inevitably cause to the travelling public in and around this area of Kilmarnock. However, these essential maintenance works are required to improve and enhance the A71 Road Corridor.

Resurfacing works on A719 by Balchriston & B7023 near Maybole

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out road resurfacing works on the A719 Dunure Road (from the B7023 Maybole Road at Pennyglen to Balchriston) and the B7023 Maybole Road (from the C60 Covenanters Road to the A719 Dunure Road at Pennyglen) from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July 2020.

To minimise inconvenience, the roads will only be closed between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. The Order will be implemented only when the appropriate signs are displayed.

A diversion route will be signed via the A719, B7023 Culzean Road, A77(T) to the A719 Maidens Road junction in both directions. The C60 Covenanters Road will remain open.

Emergency Services vehicles will not be affected and access for residents and pedestrians out-with the working zone will be maintained.

B741 Linfern Road, Dailly Carriageway Resurfacing

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance are carrying out road resurfacing works on the B741 Linfern Road, Dailly, commencing on Mon 20th July and continuing for approximately six weeks.

To carry out this work safely and efficiently, the road will require to be closed Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Emergency Services vehicles will not be affected and access for residents and pedestrians out-with the working zone will be maintained.

Diversion routes are signed via the B7023 via Crosshill to Maybole, the A77(T) to Girvan and the B734 via Old Dailly and Dailly in both directions.

It is hoped that the resurfacing work will be completed within the stipulated timescale, however the work is weather dependent and any unforeseen difficulties could result in a delay.B741 Linfern Rd Dailly Roadworks 2020

 

Route U32, Newmilns – Clearmount Bridge Repairs

Planned works to carry out repairs to the Clearmount Bridge on Route U32 (Borebrae Crescent) over the Huggin Craig Burn in Newmilns are due to commence on 16th July 2020.

As you may be aware this road has been closed to vehicles for almost two years. During this time funding has been secured and a scheme developed to carry out substantial works to repair the bridge and secure its future.

The works are now planned to commence on 16th July and will take approximately 16 weeks to complete.

Currently whilst the bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic, it has been possible to maintain access for pedestrians. However, due to the extent and nature of the repair works to be undertaken it will no longer be possible to maintain any pedestrian access during the construction works.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance apologises for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you for your forbearance whilst the works are undertaken.

Improvement works A735 Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of it ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the A735 Kilmaurs Road, Kilmarnock, starting on Monday 20 July.

It is anticipated that the works will be undertaken in four phases and every effort will be made to keep within the durations proposed, however dates may need to change as works progress.

To carry out this work safely and efficiently the road will require to be closed for the duration of each phase of the works.

Motorists are advised to watch out for the Advance Notification Signage, which will be erected on site with the dates of each phased closure.

PHASE 1 – from Monday 20 July starting at Western Road roundabout work will take place over two days.

PHASE 2 – from Wednesday 22 July starting at the roundabout to the north of Woodhill Road/Ardgour Road junction, work will take place over five days.

PHASE 3 – from Wednesday 29 July starting at Woodhill Road/Ardgour Road junction to just south of John Walker Drive roundabout, work will take place over five days

PHASE 4 – from Wednesday 5 August a section from north of John Walker Drive roundabout to beyond the C117 junction will be completed within two working days.

Residents of Altonhill will have access at all times through either Woodhill Road or Ashdale Road.
Emergency access will be maintained during the road closures and through the works site. Diversions will be signed and in place for the duration of the works.

It is hoped that the resurfacing work will be completed within the timescales stipulated, however the work is weather dependent and any unforeseen difficulties could result in a delay.

Should you have any concerns regarding the works or the diversion please contact the Ayrshire Roads Alliance on 01563 503160.

Improvement works B7083 Auchinleck Road, Cumnock

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of it ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the B7083 Auchinleck Road, Cumnock, starting on Monday 20 July for approximately two weeks.

To carry out this work safely and efficiently the road will require to be closed daily between 08:00 and 17:00.

It is anticipated that the works will be undertaken in four phases and every effort will be made to keep within the durations proposed, however dates may need to change as works progress.

Motorists are advised to watch out for the Advance Notification Signage, which will be erected on site with the times and dates of each phased closure.

PHASE 1 – from 08:00 on Monday 20 July until 17:00 on Wednesday 22 July

B7083 from A70 to Visions Leisure Centre and Holmside from B7083 southwards for 35 metres.

PHASE 2 – from 08:00 on Thursday 23 July until 17:00 on Friday 24 July

B7083 from Visions Leisure Centre to the footpath to the north of 20 Auchinleck Road.

PHASE 3 – from 08:00 hrs on Monday 27 July until 17:00 on Tuesday 28 July

B7083 from a point 35 metres north of the school entrance to the raised junction at Hoyle Crescent.

PHASE 4 – from 08:00 hrs on Wednesday 29 July until 17:00 hrs on Friday 31 July

B7083 from the raised junction at Hoyle Crescent to Rigg Road.

Vehicular access for residents, owners and occupiers within the closures will be permitted to and from their properties, when it is safe to do so and when directed by a traffic marshal.

Emergency access will be maintained during the closures and through the works site. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

A diversion route will be signed via the B7083 Auchinleck, A76 Trunk Road to A70 Ayr Road Cumnock, Tanyard and vice versa.

It is hoped that the resurfacing work will be completed within the timescales stipulated, however the work is weather dependent and any unforeseen difficulties could result in a delay.

Should you have any concerns regarding the works or the diversion please contact the Ayrshire Roads Alliance on 01563 503160 or enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

New online faults reporting portal launched

Reporting roads, lighting and drainage faults has just been made easier with the launch of a new Ayrshire Roads Alliance online portal.

The Public Information Portal is map-based which means that residents in East and South Ayrshire who want to report a fault can identify the location on the map and leave a comment about the nature of the fault. They will then be given a reference number which they can use to go back online and check the status of the fault, as it moves from being reported to being worked on, to being completed.

For ease of use, residents can also search for the fault location by address, postcode or the reference number. Anyone looking at the map can also see at a glance which faults have already been reported by looking at the icons.

The portal is only intended for reporting general faults, and any emergency faults should be reported directly to ARA by calling 0345 724 0000 for East Ayrshire Council and 0300 123 0900 for South Ayrshire Council.

Councillor Jim Roberts, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure at East Ayrshire Council, said: “We created this new portal to make it easier for residents to report roads and lighting faults and to give them a simple way to check the progress of the fault they have reported. It will help to streamline our fault handling process and we hope that our residents will find the map-based format quick and easy to use.”

Councillor Ian Cochrane, Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “This portal is set to transform the way faults are reported, and underlines our continued investment in roads and street lighting. We rely heavily on the public when it comes to reporting faults, so the easier the process is, the better. I am sure the new portal will prove to be a success, and a huge advantage when it comes to the ongoing improvement of our roads network.”

Visit the portal at https://www.ayrshireroadsalliance.org/Faults/Faults.aspx

Ayrshire Roads Alliance Office Closure

From 24th March 2020 as part of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ayrshire Roads Alliance offices within East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire are no longer open.

During this time we are focusing on winter gritting and emergency works.

Emergencies can be reported to the East Ayrshire Council Helpline on 0345 724 0000.

Coronavirus (COVID – 19)

The NHS and government are well-prepared to deal with coronavirus (COVID-19). There are some simple steps you can take to slow the spread of almost any germs, including coronavirus: ️always carry tissues, bin used tissues, wash your hands thoroughly.

Find out more on the NHSinform website

 

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Track Our Gritters

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance Gritting Tracking provides details of current winter service vehicles operating in East and South Ayrshire. Please click on the link to view the Gritter Tracking Map.

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