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A719 Dunure Road South of Ayr to Croy Brae – Resurfacing Works – Road Closures

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 two sections of the A719 Dunure Road South of Ayr to Croy Brae.

To carry out these works safely and efficiently and to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public we will require to close two of these sections and implement additional Traffic Management measures. To minimise inconvenience the works which begin on Monday 19th August until Friday 6th September will only be undertaken between 09:30 and 15:30 hours each day and will be carried out in phases.

The proposed restrictions, timescales and affected areas are as follows;

Phase 1 – 19th August to 27th August 2019  – A719 Dunure Road south of Ayr, from a point just southwest of Old Lagg Farm to Fisherton.

Phase 2 – 28th August to 6th September 2019 – A719 Ayr Road from the Smithy Bridge, Dunure, south-westwards to a point just southwest of Drumshang before Croy Brae, a distance of approximately 2,500 metres or thereby.

Access for the Emergency services, pedestrians and local access to properties out-with the works area will be maintained. A diversion route suitable for all through traffic will be signed via Longhill Avenue, Ayr, B7024 Alloway Road to Maybole, Barns Terrace, Culzean Road and the B7023 to the A719 in both directions.

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.

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

A71 Bellfield Interchange to Moorfield Roundabout to boundary with North Ayrshire Council to the Corsehill Roundabout.

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

The works will be carried out between 05:00 hrs and approximately 20:00 hrs, commencing on Saturday 17th August 2019 and again on Sunday 18th August 2019.

Due to the nature and location of the works it will be necessary to implement full carriageway closures on Saturday 17th August 2019, carriageway closures in both directions will be in place between the Moorfield Roundabout and the North Ayrshire Council boundary / Corsehill Roundabout. No traffic will be permitted.

Due to the nature and location of the works it will be necessary to implement full carriageway closures on Sunday 18th August 2019, carriageway closures in both directions will be in place between the Bellfield Interchange and Moorfield Roundabout. Similarly, 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 and works will be signed throughout and for the duration of the works, and a roads diversion each way shall be in place.

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.

A713 Ayr to Dalmellington Road – Resurfacing Works – Weekend and Evening Road Closures

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 three sections of the A713 Ayr to Dalmellington Road.

To carry out these works safely and efficiently and to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public we will require to close two of these sections and implement additional Traffic Management measures.

The proposed restrictions, timescales and affected areas are as follows;

Section 1 – A713 Polnessan (WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURES ONLY)

Due to an adverse weather forecast for this weekend 10 and 11 August, planned resurfacing works have been postponed on the A713 at Polnessan.

The works will now be programmed to commence next weekend 17 and 18 August 2019 and complete the following weekend 24 and 25 August 2019.

This section will be closed on weekends on each of the four days from 7am until 6pm with the road opening for 1hr from approximately 12 noon until 1pm each day to allow a window of opportunity for motorists to travel through the site.

Please Note – Motorists travelling South on the A713 to the Steam Train Events at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Waterside on Sundays 18th & 25th August will use the undermentioned diversion route to access the Centre.

Section 2 – A713 Patna to Waterside (EVENING ROAD CLOSURES ONLY) This section will be closed each night from 7pm until 6am each morning, from Mon 12th August until Wed 21st August (or until works are complete whichever is earliest). No Weekend Evening Road Closures will be implemented.

A Signed Diversion Route For Both of the Above Road Closures will be via A713 to B742 Coylton, A70 through Coalhall, to A76 Dettingen Roundabout, Cumnock to New Cumnock, B741 to Dalmellington, Broomknowe, Gateside Road, before re-joining the A713 and vice versa.

Section 3 – A713 Carsphairn Road, Dalmellington (CONVOY WORKING ONLY – ROAD REMAINS OPEN), the resurfacing of this section is proposed to commence on Mon 19th August until Fri 30th August, when signed accordingly.

No Waiting Restrictions, will be implemented on the A713 on Bellsbank Road and Carsphairn Road.

A Banned Right Turn, will be implemented to prevent vehicles turning right from Merrick Drive Bellsbank in to the work site on Carsphairn Rd.

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.

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

OVO Energy Tour of Britain

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to East and South Ayrshire this September.

Stage One of the Tour will start in George Square, Glasgow on Saturday 7 September and will see some of the world’s top cyclists competing on over 200 km of road finishing the first day’s racing in Kirkcudbright.

East Ayrshire will welcome the first of the riders just after 11:00 at the B769 Kings Ford, Stewarton before they race on through Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock and Crookedholm leaving East Ayrshire after Galston.

The race will head to Tarbolton, Mossblown and Coylton before heading back into East Ayrshire at Dalrymple. The last stretch in Ayrshire will run from Kirkmichael and Straiton and will leave Dalmellington at approximately 13:20.

Ayrshire’s countryside lends itself perfectly to competitive racing. The first intermediate sprint will take place in East Ayrshire on London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU at 11:40. There will also be two King of the Mountain climbs. The first climb will be on the B741 Dalmellington Road at approximately 12:55 and the second climb will be on the A713 at Carsphairn Road at approximately 13:10.

Councillor Elena Whitham, Depute Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities said: “The Tour of Britain will be returning to Ayrshire this September as East and South Ayrshire host part of the first stage that runs from Glasgow to Kirkcudbright. Top racing teams will be taking to our streets, some of the best sprinters in the world will be flying up London Road in Kilmarnock and the King of the Mountain climbs will give riders the opportunity to split the race or take control of the peloton.

“It is going to be a really exciting race and a great opportunity for our communities to get out and cheer on some of the best riders in the world. Tour of Britain organisers will be in touch with local residents along the route prior to the race with details and timings of the road closures.

“There will be community events held within East Ayrshire encouraging our residents to participate in cycling helping to ensure that Ayrshire remains at the heart of the cycling community for years to come.”

Major road resurfacing projects are underway

East Ayrshire’s £7m ambitious road and bridge improvement programme is now well underway.

The roads infrastructure is one of the Council’s most valuable assets and is vital to the area’s economic well-being, contributing significantly to the local economy and regeneration.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Roads Maintenance Unit Section has designed a road-resurfacing programme covering 65km of local roads, which will ensure that resurfacing work focuses on the roads most affected by defects, potholes and surface fragmentation.

Teams will be resurfacing substantial stretches of road; moving away from temporary repairs. Since the resurfacing programme began at the end of May, 11.6km of road has now been resurfaced in communities including Ochiltree, Skares, Lawersbridge and Galston.

On Monday 8 July, the team will move to Milrig Crescent in Galston where 220m of road will be resurfaced. On Monday 15 July, they will move to Carron Avenue and Annan Road, Kilmarnock where the full length of both roads will be resurfaced.

On Monday 29 July, the team will move to Auchinleck for a five-week period, where they will be resurfacing 330 metres of Ballochmyle Avenue, 370 metres of Glenshamrock Drive, 270 metres of Aird Avenue, 130 metres of Darnconner Avenue and 200 metres of Peden Drive.
In addition to this extensive resurfacing work, on Monday 29 July 1190 metres of the A713 Waterside to Patna will be resurfaced. On Monday 12 August, Newton Street in Catrine will be resurfaced followed by the full length of the B713 from Main Street, Sorn to B705 Catrine.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.

A70 Coalhall resurfacing works

The A70 Cumnock to Ayr Road will be closed over three weekends to allow for the resurfacing of the stretch from Coalhall Rail Bridge to the substation near West Tarelgin Farm.

The works will take place on:

Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June
Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

To carry out these works safely and efficiently and to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public we will require to close this section of the A70 from 07:00 on each Saturday until 18:00 on the Sunday.

A signed diversion route will be in place via B730 Drongan, B7046 Sinclairston, U728 Glenconner, before re-joining the A70 at Mote Toll (West of Ochiltree) and vice versa. Vehicular access onto the A70 during the road closure periods will not be possible via the B730 Stair Road.

It is anticipated that the resurfacing work will be completed within the timescales stipulated; however, the work is weather dependent.

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

Troon Road Closures and Waiting Restrictions for SGN Works

In order to allow Scottish Gas Network (SGN) to carry out gas mains replacement works Ayrshire Roads Alliance are imposing Temporary Road Closures and Waiting Restrictions on the following roads;

Temporary Road Closures – Lugar Place and Spey Road – over their entire lengths.

Temporary Prohibition of Waiting and Loading – Annick Place, Clyde Place, Deveron Road, Doon Place, Earl Road, Earn Road, Esk Road, Leven Road, Lochlea Avenue, Lugar Place, Mossgiel Avenue, Ness Place, North Drive, Solway Place, Spey Road, Tay Road, Teviot Place, West Crescent – all on both sides and over their entire lengths.

The works programme will commence on 1st July 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by 31st March 2020.

Works will be carried out over three phases to help minimise disruption.

Phase one – approximately 18 weeks

On Monday 1st July,  work will start in Spey Road and Lugar Place. To ensure everyone’s safety, from 8 July, Lugar Place will be closed with residential and emergency service access only.  During this phase work will also be carried out in:

  • Ness Place
  • Annick Place
  • Clyde Place
  • Tay Road
  • Leven Road

On Monday 22 July, other SGN teams will also start work in Deveron Road at its junction with Lochay Place. During this phase, work will also be carried out in:

  • Kilmory Place
  • Esk Road
  • Doon Place
  • Ruthven Place

To ensure everyone’s safety, SGN may have to install temporary two or three-way temporary traffic lights in Deveron Road.

Phase two – approximately 8 weeks

From Monday 12th August SGN will continue to work in Deveron Road. During this phase they will also be working in:

  • Teviot Place
  • North Drive
  • Earn Road

Phase three – approximately 8 weeks

On Monday 9 September, SGN will begin working in Central Avenue at Merrick Ave.   During this phase, they will also be working in:

  • Lochlea Avenue
  • West Crescent
  • Mossgiel Avenue

Local diversion routes will be signed when required depending on the location of the works.

Access for the emergency services, pedestrians and local access to properties and those roads which are cul-de-sacs will be maintained whenever possible.

SGN will post regular updates throughout the works, you can find these on their website

 

Maybole Bypass Construction – Temporary 30mph Speed Limit

Ayrshire Roads Alliance will implement a temporary 30mph speed limit during the construction of Maybole Bypass on the following roads:

B7023 Culzean Road – from 193 metres northwest of Gallowhill Avenue, nort-westwards to the Ranch Holiday Park, a distance of 400 metres or thereby.

B7024 Alloway Road – from a point just north of the entrance to Viewfield, northwards to 135 metres north of Lovers Lane, a distance of 400 meters or thereby.

Gardenrose Path – from 45 metres north of Finewiew Place, northwest-wards for a distance of 500 metres or thereby.

Kirklandhill Path – from 35 metres north of the northwestern most extent of Kilhenzie View, north-westwards to the property known as Kirklandhill Bungalow, a distance of 400 meters or thereby.

Low Grange – from the A77, south westwards for a distance of 500 metres or thereby.

The limit will come into force from Thursday 30th May 2019 with works expected to be completed by Sunday 29th November 2020.

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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