Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire
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.”

Galston road closure from 18 September

Due to the demolition work being carried out on the former Co-Op building on Cross Street, Galston, we must temporarily close a short stretch of the road at the top of Cross Street from 18 September for approximately 12 weeks. The closure will not affect access to Church Lane and the public car park.

The stuctural concerns with the building are so serious that we must demolish the building as soon as possible.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however the safety of the public and contractors must come first. The work will feed into the current regeneration of Galston Town Centre and plans include the restoration of the Council Offices to provide improved services and accessibility.

Our Local Office has been temporarily relocated to Galston Library with cash payments able to be made at the PayPoint across the road. Our staff are happy to advise and support customers.  We will also be consulting the public on the exciting new plans for the area in the coming weeks. More information is available here  and will be updated as the project develops.








Virgin Media Works, Ayrshire


Virgin Media are currently installing their network throughout Ayrshire building on and extending the old Smallworld network which will provide residents and businesses a better and faster broadband service and will support the economic growth of the area.

The work is expected to last until early 2017 and Ayrshire Roads Alliance are working closely with Virgin Media to ensure disruption are kept to an absolute minimum. We meet with Virgin Media regularly and ensure they are keeping residents updated on progress.

This is a very large project and involves laying miles of new cable and installing infrastructure such as cabinets and boxes, and extensive traffic management will be in operation during the work. Planning officers are working closely with Virgin Media to ensure planning conditions are met in Conservation areas.

Virgin Media has appointed delivery engineers and Liaison staff who are on site during the work’s and are available for any queries regarding this work, should you require any further information please contact Virgin Media on their 24 hour Helpline telephone numbers below.

0800 519 6929 Freephone
0870 888 3116 (option 3) 9p per minute from a landline and 45p per minute from a mobile

Virgin Media thanks the people of Ayrshire for letting us come to the area and install our network this has been mainly down to the number of people asking for our services and via

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    25/11/2017, 26/11/2017 (a serious delay)
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    Dalrymple , Road Closure (Utility Works)
    27/11/2017 (a moderate delay)
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    Stewarton , Road Closure (Utility Works)
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