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Footway Resurfacing Works underway in Parkhouse Street, Ayr

Work has started to resurface Parkhouse Street, Ayr

The weather dependant works begin on 18th February 2019 are anticipated to take up to 3 weeks to complete and may include weekend work, as such a lane closure and suspended on street parking has been enforced whilst the footways are closed.

A temporary pedestrian walkway has been provided allowing access to local businesses in the area

Final part of Phase 1 New Cumnock Flood Scheme commencing 18th February

The final part to complete works on Phase 1 of the New Cumnock Flood Scheme is to re-profile the section of the B741 to Knockshinnock road. This ensures the diverted waters from the Connel burn follow the intended route away from properties and safely to return to the watercourse downstream.

These works which require complete replacement of sections of the road and new vertical alignment of the length, (and associated bridge works) are scheduled to commence on the 18th of February and last for 6 weeks , (subject to weather) this will require the closure of this section of road and a diversion to be put in place via the Boig Road towards Cumnock and back to New Cumnock.

Vehicular access for residents/owners/occupiers within the closure will be permitted to and from their properties but not through the actual works site.

Access for the emergency services and pedestrians will be maintained throughout the closure period.

Alternative Route: via B741, A76, A70, B7046, U743 Newfield and C 36 Boig Rd 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.


A70 Glenbuck Update December 2018

East Ayrshire Council has awarded RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd. a contract to carry out a major road realignment on the A70 at Glenbuck near the East Ayrshire/South Lanarkshire boundary. The Works involve some 800m of road realignment and replacement of the bridge carrying the road over the River Ayr.

Works commenced on 30 July 2018 and are expected to be completed in May 2019.

Traffic management will be in place during the works and delays are possible. A recent road closure at Glenbuck has allowed the River Ayr culvert to be replaced and a further road closure will also be required to facilitate final carriageway surfacing work towards the end of the contract. Further information will be provided in advance of this closure which will have a signed diversion route.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance thank you for your consideration and patience whilst these road improvement works are undertaken.

New Cumnock Flood Prevention Scheme phase one

Work is now almost complete at the Leggate in New Cumnock, a key part of the extensive £4.7m Flood Protection Scheme planned for the area.

Contractor Barhale Construction PLC, who were appointed to construct phase one of the flood prevention works, have been on site since April. The works have been extensive and a major part of the project involved the diversion of a major high-pressure water main by contractor Innovative Utilities (UK) Ltd.

Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council said: “The flood prevention works are now in place and protecting properties in the immediate vicinity of the Connel Burn from future flooding.

“The works have been a combination of engineering measures, earth embankments and reinforced concrete walls that have been specially designed to contain any floodwaters within the Connel Burn. Our contractors have also re-profiled the ground and the existing burn bank to allow excess waters to be redirected downstream of the Connel Burn Bridge and away from any properties.

“Now this phase of work is substantially completed the Roads Maintenance Unit will begin to adjust the profile of the B741 carriageway to complement the works.

“I would like to thank the local community for their support and their patience throughout these works. The flooding that they experienced in the past was devastating and we are committed to ensuring that homes are protected and safe by developing an extensive flood prevention scheme.”

It is anticipated that phase two of the works, which will see flood prevention measures being installed along both banks of the Afton Water, New Cumnock protecting homes on either side of the river, will start in April 2019. A major gas main will be diverted before phase two begins.

Discussions are ongoing with the Statutory Undertakers and also with local landowners to ensure that all necessary service diversions and access permissions are agreed to allow construction work to go ahead as soon as is possible.

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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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