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Update on the improvement works to Victoria Bridge, Kilmarnock

As part of our bridge improvement programme, we are carrying out essential works to Victoria Bridge and retaining walls on Welbeck Street and Queen’s Drive, Kilmarnock.

The works, which started on Thursday 6 January 2022, are taking place in three phases.


View the Traffic Order associated with these improvement works

Progress update

We’ve already made good good progress on these works, however, as often happens with such projects, we have encountered some unforeseen difficulties which have altered our schedule.

Phase 1 was originally scheduled to finish Thursday 10 March. It  is now expected to finish between Monday 11 and Monday 25 April

Look out for our signs…

To undertake these works safely and efficiently, affected roads will be closed at times during this period.  We will make  every effort to keep closures to a minimum.

If you use the bridge, please watch out for our Advance Notification Signage, which we will erect on site ahead of each phased closure.

Phase one

Work started on Thursday 6 January  we now expect this to continue until Monday 25 April.

During phase one, New Mill Road will be closed from the junction with Welbeck Street eastwards for 30 metres.


Phase two

We now anticipate that Phase two will start on Monday 25 April and continue until Monday 6 June.

During phase two, we will be closing Lawson Street from its junction with Welbeck Street westwards for 25 metres.

Phase three

Phase three should be carried out from Monday 6 June until Friday 10 June.

During phase three, the A735 Welbeck Street/ Queen’s Drive will be closed from the junction with New Mill Road/ Lawson Street to the junction with Victoria East Road.

Alternative Routes

During each phase we’ll signpost an alternative route for vehicles.

View the diversion routes for each phase 

We will keep pedestrian access open throughout the closure periods.

Contact Information 

Phone: 01563 503 160

E-mail: enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

Address:  Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Opera House, 8 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1DD