Safety improvement works will begin at Ayr’s biggest roundabout next month.

New kerbing will be put down on the A77 at Whitletts roundabout as part of a scheme costing £7,000.

The work will take place from March 1-5, between 7pm-7am. The roads leading into the roundabout will be affected as a result, with partial closures being enforced, though no diversion will be in place and vehicles will be able to continue along their usual route of travel.

An Amey spokesperson, said: “Work will be carried out using single lane closures at the location and vehicles will be able to continue on their original route. Temporary barriers will be erected to segregate pedestrians from the work site and pedestrians will be escorted by an operative past the site to complete their journey safely. “

It is estimated that the works will benefit around 7,300 vehicles and pedestrians using this route each day, by improving safety on the footway and for vehicles exiting the side road.