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Major road realignment A70

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 will commence 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 road closure of the A70 at Glenbuck 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.

Essential maintenance work planned for A71

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, will carry out essential maintenance works, including grass cutting and litter picking, to a section of the A71 from Bellfield Interchange to Moorfield roundabout and from Moorfield roundabout to Corsehill roundabout at the North Ayrshire Council boundary.

The works will be carried out on Saturday 11 August 2018 and Sunday 12 August 2018 between 06:00 and approximately 20:00.

Due to the nature and location of the works, it will be necessary to implement full carriageway closures on Saturday 11 August 2018. The carriageway closures in both directions will be in place between the Moorfield Roundabout and the North Ayrshire Council boundary at Corsehill Roundabout.

The full carriageway closures and works will be signed throughout and for the duration of the works, and a roads diversion via B7081 and B7064 will be in place.

On Sunday 12 August 2108, carriageway lane closures in both directions will be in place between the Bellfield Interchange and Moorfield Roundabout. In addition, full carriageway closures will be in place to the off / on ramps to B7038 Campbell Street, Kilmarnock.

The Alliance thanks you for your consideration and patience while this essential work is undertaken.

Essential road resurfacing works B743

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of East Ayrshire Council, will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on six sections of the B743 between Sorn and the South Lanarkshire boundary.

Starting on Monday 30 July and lasting for up to six weeks, resurfacing will take place on:

• B743 Muirkirk to South Lanarkshire boundary, towards Strathaven, starting on Monday 30 July for up to two weeks
• B743 Sorn to A70 Muirkirk starting on Monday 13 August for up to four weeks

Road closures will be in place each day between 08:00 and 18:00 to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public.

Signed diversion routes will be in place throughout the works.

The works are weather dependent and may be delayed or postponed at times due to adverse weather, the works will continue the next available day.

The Alliance thanks you for your consideration and patience while these essential works are undertaken.

Essential roadworks and road closures A713

As part of their ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on three sections of the A713 carriageway between Dalmellington and Ayr.

This essential work will be carried out in July and August during the school holidays.

To protect the roads operatives and the travelling public, road closures will be in place over the following weekends.

Section 1 A713 Minnivey to Dalmellington including the junctions with Gateside Road and B741 Straiton

Work will start on Monday 2 July and last for two weeks including Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July and Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July.

The road will remain open on weekdays and the traffic will be managed by convoy operations and/or temporary traffic signals, delays are possible. Road closures will be in place over the weekends from 7.30am until 12pm and 1pm until 5pm.

The road will re-open to allow traffic through between 12pm and 1pm.

A signed diversion route will be via B741 to New Cumnock, A76 to Cumnock, A70 to Coylton, B742 to re-join the A713 and vice versa.

The Gateside Road and the B741 Straiton junctions will be closed on the second weekend and no access or egress will be allowed via these junctions during this period. A local diversion will be in place for Gateside Road. Straiton Traffic will divert via B7045 to Kirkmichael, B742 through Dalrymple before re-joining the A713.

Section 2 A713 Boreland between Patna and Hollybush

Work will start on Monday 16 July and last for one week including Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.

The road will remain open on weekdays and the traffic will be managed by convoy operations and/or temporary traffic signals, delays are possible.

Road closures will be in place over the weekend from 7.30am until 12pm and 1pm until 5pm. The road will re-open to allow traffic through between 12pm and 1pm.

A signed diversion route will be via B730 to Coalhall, A70 to Coylton, B742 to re-join the A713 and vice versa.

Section 3 A713 Benston between B7034 and B742 Dalrymple junctions

Work will start on Monday 23 July and last for two weeks including Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July and Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August.

The road will remain open on weekdays and the traffic will be managed by convoy operations and/or temporary traffic signals, delays are possible. Road closures will be in place over the weekends from approximately 8.00am until 6pm. A signed diversion route will be via B7034 to Dalrymple, B742 to re-join the A713.

The works are weather dependant and may be delayed or postponed at times due to adverse weather, the works will continue the next available day.

Motorists should check the advance signage that will be placed at each location in advance of the works confirming the road closure dates and times.

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

New road resurfacing projects for East Ayrshire are now underway

Work is now underway on the extensive £6m road resurfacing programme for East Ayrshire.

The Council trebled the budget for road resurfacing back in February after winter damage led to road defects being recorded on an unprecedented scale throughout the area.

The Roads Maintenance Unit Section in the Ayrshire Roads Alliance has designed a road resurfacing programme 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 on isolated patches and potholes.

Work started last week on the C10 at Grassyards Road with 3km of road now resurfaced.

This week our team has moved to the B778 at Stewarton. 1.6km of road will be resurfaced from Gainford Bridge to Over Lochridge Farm.

Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council, and Councillor Jim Roberts, Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, visited the Alliance team on the B778 to view the resurfacing work.
Councillor Douglas Reid said: “Trebling the road repair fund to £6m, for this year alone, was a major step towards helping tackle issues on our roads.

“The resurfacing programme developed by the Alliance will see 60km of local roads resurfaced from now until the autumn. I am expecting to see a noticeable improvement on the condition of our roads as the resurfacing programme makes it mark.

“We have also changed the way we work to meet the unprecedented level of repairs that have emerged after the winter weather. Instead of temporary repairs on isolated patches and potholes we are carrying out extensive resurfacing works.

“We also have established ‘Find and Fix’ squads who will deal with all categories of road repair in one visit. The foreman of the squad will also inspect and record any visible defects nearby and the team will then make these safe.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank local people and the travelling public in advance for their patience as we progress with the resurfacing programme. There will inevitably be some disruption during these extensive but essential works and the Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.”

The resurfacing programme started on Monday 16 April on the C10 Grassyards Road. From now until the end of May, the team who are currently working on the B778 Stewarton will then move to the C20 Irvine Road, Kilmaurs; the C126 Mountgreenan; the B7037 Galston to Sorn Road and Woodroad Park, Cumnock.

Updates will be provided as the programme continues throughout East Ayrshire.

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Roadworks Update

  • Between Muirkirk and the South Lanarkshire Boundary
    B743 / Muirkirk , ROAD CLOSURE - Diversion via B743 to Strathaven, A71, A719 Galston, B743 Sorn, A70 to Muirkirk and vice versa (Carriageway Resurfacing)
    06/08/2018, 07/08/2018, 08/08/2018, 09/08/2018, 10/08/2018 (a serious delay)
  • Between B742 Dalrymple and the B7034 Hollybush junctions
    A713 / Hollybush , ROAD CLOSURE - Diversion via Dalrymple (Carriageway Resurfacing)
    11/08/2018, 12/08/2018 (a moderate delay)
  • At Grassyards Road and MacKellar Road Junction
    B7082 / Kilmarnock , 3 way Temporary Traffic Signals (Traffic Signal Installation)
    06/08/2018, 07/08/2018, 08/08/2018, 09/08/2018, 10/08/2018 (a moderate delay)
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