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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

 

Improvement works A713 and A70

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 a section of the A713 Ayr to Dalmellington Road and two sections on the A70 Cumnock to Douglas Road, starting on Monday 27 July.

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.

To ensure the safety of the roads operatives and the travelling public three sections of road will require to be closed over a number of weekends, when signed accordingly.

During the weekend road closures Stagecoach are proposing to run a shuttle bus service, where appropriate. For further information please contact Stagecoach on 01292 613541, Monday to Friday from 06:30 to 18:30.

Location 1

A713 between Hollybush and Polnessan

Work on this section is due to start on Monday 27 July and will continue for up to three weeks.

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.

Three weekend road closures will be required to lay the new surface course.

Road closures will be in place from 08:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August and Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August.

An alternative route will be signed via B730 to Coalhall, A70 to Coylton, B742 to rejoin the A713 and vice versa.

There will be no access to, or from, the adjoining C21 Craigs Road during the weekend road closures.

Location 2

A70 between Cumnock and Muirkirk

Work on this section is due to start on Monday 3 August and will continue for up to three weeks.

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.

Up to three weekend road closures will be required to lay the new surface course.

Road closures will be in place from 08:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August and may also be required on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August.

An alternative route will be signed via B743 to Mauchline, A76 to Cumnock before re-joining the A70 and vice versa.

There will be no access to or from the adjoining U731 Greenock Water Road (section from A70 Nether Wellwood Farm to B743 junction) during the working hours.

Location 3

A70 between Muirkirk and Glenbuck

Work on this section is due to start on Monday 17 August and will continue for up to two weeks.

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.

Up to two weekend road closures may be required to lay the new surface course.

Road closures may be in place from 08:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August and on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August.

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

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance will take measures to ensure that the A70 locations are not closed at the same time.

Emergency access will be maintained during the closures and through the works sites.

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.

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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Gritter Tracking

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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