DRIVERS are being warned of a closure of part of the A77 in South Ayrshire to remove dangerous trees from the roadside.

The essential tree felling work will see the southbound carriageway closed between the Dutchhouse roundabout and Sandyford Toll roundabout.

Trunk road maintenance company Amey says the work, worth £14,665, is required to reduce the risk to road users.

The work will be carried out using a complete closure of the southbound carriageway between the two roundabouts on Sunday, December 4, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The signed diversion will be as follows: 

Southbound traffic will leave the A77 at Dutchhouse Roundabout and will take the third exit on to the A78.

From here, traffic will take the second exit at Monktonhead Roundabout to join the A79.

Traffic will then join Ayr Road, turn left on to the B743 Heathfield Road and will continue to Whitletts Roundabout to re-join the A77. 

The northbound carriageway will remain open and operate as normal during this period.