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A71 Newmilns – Resurfacing Works and 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 of the A71 Newmilns Road.

To carry out these works safely and efficiently and to protect the roads operatives and the travelling public we will require to close 2 of these sections and implement additional Traffic Management measures.

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

Section 1 – A71 Main Street (ROAD CLOSURE)

This section will be closed on the Monday 10th February until Friday 14th February 2020, daily from 7am until 6pm with a small diversion in place for local residents only. Signs will be put in place to inform the public that businesses will be open as usual.

Section 2 – A71 Isles Street/Darvel Road (CONVOY WORKING/WEEKENDS ROAD CLOSURE) Works on Isles Street and Darvel Road sections will be carried out from Monday 17th February until Friday 28st February 2020 daily from 7am until 6pm each day.

A full Weekend Road Closure will be implemented from Friday 28th February 1800hrs until Monday 2nd March 0600hrs 2020 for laying Surface Coarse.

A further Weekend Road Closure if will be implemented from Saturday 7th March 0700hrs until Sunday 8th March 1800hrs 2020 for completion of Surface Coarse and lining works. 

A Signed Diversion Route For the Above Road Closures will be via A76 to Cumnock, A70 to Murkirk, B743 to Strathaven, A71 to Nemilns 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.

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

2019 Festive period roadworks update

There are no major roadworks scheduled by Ayrshire Roads Alliance over the 2019 festive period, all ARA roadworks will resume January 2020.

For information on roadworks carried out by other authorities or Utility companies please visit Scottish Road Works Online 

Kilmarnocks Multi Storey Car Park – Additional Opening

ARA to resurface Hurlford Road and Holmquarry Road in phases

Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be resurfacing Hurlford Road and Holmquarry Road, Kilmarnock, starting on Saturday 12 October.

Starting at Hurlford Road, the roads will be closed in three phases to minimise disruption and allow as much access to traffic as possible.

Phase 1 will be between Queens Drive and the middle of the Kirkstyle junction (half of the junction will stay open to allow access).  Roads will be closed here for up to one week from 8am until 5pm daily. Residents will be managed in and out of Kirkstyle junction by temporary traffic lights from and to the direction of Campbell Street roundabout during working hours.

The Haining Avenue junction will be shut during working hours with residents advised to use an alternative route through the housing schemes.

Once Phase 1 is complete and that stretch is re-opened, Phase 2 will start from the middle of Kirkstyle junction to the middle of the Campbell Fuels junction. Both will still have one side open to allow access. The works are expected to take 3 or 4 days, which may include weekend working, from 8am -5pm  and will hopefully be finished by the end of the October school holiday week.

During this phase traffic will be managed in and out of Kirkstyle junction by temporary traffic lights during working hours in the direction of Queen’s Drive. The Campbell’s Fuel Garage junction will be managed by two way temporary traffic lights to and from the direction of Campbell Street roundabout.

Kinloch Road junction will be closed off during working hours with residents advised to use alternative routes through the scheme.

Once this is complete, Phase 3 will start.  This stretch runs from the middle of the Campbell Fuels junction, again with half the junction open for access,  to close to the Campbell Street roundabout.

It is expected that the road will be closed here for around 2 weeks from 8am-5pm. Again, traffic will be managed in and out of Campbell’s Fuels Garage by two way temporary traffic lights to and from the direction of Queen’s Drive. Both the New Street and Turnberry Drive junctions will be closed off during working hours. The one way section at the bottom of New Street will be suspended temporarily and it will revert back to two way traffic flow while the works are being carried out.

Once these three phases are complete, Holmquarry Road will be resurfaced in two phases to allow vehicles to continue to access the retail park.

All diversion routes will be signposted. Ayrshire Roads Alliance would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.

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.

Troon Road Closures and Waiting Restrictions for SGN Works (Monday 1st July to Tuesday 31st March 2020)

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 (Thursday 30th May 2019 to Sunday 29th November 2020)

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 (Thursday 24th January 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020)

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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