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Carriageway resurfacing works – A714 Girvan to Barrhill.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on the A714 Girvan to Barrhill route.

The works, which will start on Monday 15 January 2017, will take place over a three week period and will be carried out on two sections of the A714

This project, which is weather dependent, will involve replacement of the road surfaces, re-setting ironwork and renewing the associated road markings and road studs.

To ensure the safety of roads operatives and the travelling public the resurfacing will be carried out in phases therefore the diversions and Traffic Management will change during the construction period.

From Monday 29th January 2017 the contract moves to phase 2 works with a new traffic management system from that date.

Delays are to be expected and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance apologises for any inconvenience caused during these essential road works.

Installation begins of average speed cameras at Polnessan

A new average speed camera system will soon be installed on the A713. The system is being introduced in Polnessan, East Ayrshire to improve safety on the route, reduce the number of injury collisions and encourage motorists to drive within the speed limit.

Following a national site selection exercise, an average speed camera system has been agreed as the most effective and appropriate intervention. In the three years 2012-14, there were 8 injury collisions on this stretch of road, including 2 resulting in serious injury or fatality. Speed surveys have also been carried out which indicate speed is a continuing concern with a high proportion of vehicles travelling above the speed limit.

We know from experience on the A77 and the A9 the significant road safety improvements that average speed cameras deliver, and expect similar outcomes for the scheme at Polnessan. After installation is complete in the coming weeks (construction commences on the 13th of November), a period of testing will be carried out with the system scheduled to be fully operational by the beginning of next year.

Councillor Jim McMahon, East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Older People and Community Safety said: “With eight injury collisions in just three years, it was essential that action was taken to improve road safety on this route. A review of the route, including speed surveys, showed that a high number of vehicles were travelling above the speed limit.

“The most appropriate way to tackle speeding motorists is introducing average speed cameras. They are proven to significantly reduce speeding which in turn will make the route much safer.”

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Roadworks Update

  • From 500m North of Dalmellington to and including its junctions with Gateside Road and Knowehead
    B741 / Dalmellington , Road Closed Sat & Sun from 08.00 until 12.00 and 13.00 until 18.00 (Carriageway Resurfacing)
    20/01/2018, 21/01/2018 (a serious delay)
  • Main Street
    Dunlop , Road Closure and Prohibition of Waiting (BT Works)
    16/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 18/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 20/01/2018 (a moderate delay)
  • A714 Barrhill Road
    Girvan , Road Closure (Carriageway Resurfacing)
    15/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 17/01/2018, 18/01/2018, 19/01/2018, 22/01/2018 (a moderate delay)
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