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A70 Glenbuck Road Closure June 2019

As part of the on going works on the A70 Glenbuck Road Realignment it will be necessary to close the A70 road at Glenbuck Loch from Monday 17th to Friday 30th June 2019 to complete the tie in of the new section of road to the existing road. The closure is necessary for safety of the travelling public and the workforce and to allow this section of work to be completed as quickly as possible. On completion of this road closure the new section of road will be open to the travelling public.

The diversion route, which will be signed, will be via the B743 to Strathaven,  A71 to roundabout  east of Stonehouse then B7078 south via Blackwood and Lesmahagow to roundabout junction with the A70 and rejoin A70 route.  Traffic from the east will be diverted along the same route in reverse.

Your patience during this improvement work will be appreciated, should you have any concerns regarding the works or the diversion please contact either

Ayrshire Roads Alliance on 01563 503160 or

RJ McLeod (contractors) on 07881 813656 to discuss any problems you may have during this diversion.

Partial Closure of Blackburn Car Park, Ayr

A section of Blackburn car park at the seafront in Ayr will be closed to the public from 9pm on Saturday 18 May until 5am on Wednesday 22 May.

This means there will be no access to the car park from Seafield Road. Access from Blackburn Drive will remain open.

Advisory signage and traffic management will be in place during this time.

Parking will continue to be available within the remainder of Blackburn car park and in the alternative seafront car parks and on-street parking.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your co-operation.


Dredging Works at Girvan Harbour

Access in and out of Girvan Harbour will be restricted to commercial traffic only until 31st May 2019 as dredging operations are carried out.

If you require any further information please contact Girvan harbour Office on 01465 713 648

Temporary Closure of the B741 near Connel Burn and C36 Boig Road, New Cumnock

Ayrshire Roads Alliance will temporarily close part of the B741 near Connel Burn and C36 Boig Road, New Cumnock to allow us to carry out resurfacing works.

It is anticipated that works will be carried out on 27/04/19 however the road may need to be closed on 28/04/19, 04/05/19 and/or 05/05/19 Temporary information signs will be put out to inform the public of days the roads will be closed.

Emergency Services access will be restricted and entry to the closed roads will only be available via the northwest side of Boig Road.

When it is deemed safe to do so vehicular access for residents/owners/occupiers within the closures will be permitted to and from their properties but not through the actual works site.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the closure period.

Alternative route via B741 to Dalmellington, A713 towards Ayr, B742 to Coylton, A70 to Cumnock, A76 to New Cumnock and B741 and vice versa.


Temporary Speed Limits Implemented Throughout East Ayrshire

On the 22nd January 2019 East Ayrshire Council implemented an order which imposes a variable speed limit on the lengths of roads listed below.

The speed limit will only come into effect when speed limit signs denoting the reduced speed limit are displayed on the affected length of road, on the grounds of road works being or are proposed to be executed on or near that road.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any affected length of road at a speed exceeding that denoted by the temporary speed limit signs displayed in accordance with Diagram 670.

The Order is in force from 00:01 hrs on 24/01/19 and will remain in operation until 24:00 hrs on 03/01/20.

The Order will be implemented only when appropriate signs are displayed.

Length of Road in the Local Authority Area of East Ayrshire Route Number Description
A70 From the South Ayrshire boundary eastwards to the South Lanarkshire boundary.
A71 From the boundary with North Ayrshire eastwards to the Bellfield Interchange and from the Bellfield Interchange eastwards to South Lanarkshire boundary
A77 B751 Junction to Floak
A713 From the South Ayrshire boundary southwards to the Dumfries and Galloway boundary.
A719 From the A77 southwards to the South Ayrshire boundary
A735 Kilmarnock – Lugton
A736 From the East Renfrewshire boundary to Lugton and the junction with the B778 southwards to the North Ayrshire boundary
A759 From the South Ayrshire boundary eastwards to its junction with A735 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock.
B751 From its junction with the A77 south-westwards to Gatehead.


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