ROADWORKS are set to begin on a stretch of the A77 and will continue until March 2023.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking the final phase  of slope stabilisation work near Ballantrae.

The work will be done in stages, with the first stage beginning with a full road closure from 8pm on Friday, December 9 to 6am on Monday, December 12. Access will be restricted to residents and emergency service personnel only.

Two additional overnight closures will be implemented on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13 to complete the road works and lining works. 

On these dates, the road will be open for public use from 7am to 8pm, each day. 

Following surfacing completion by 6am on Wednesday, December 15, the VRS vehicle restraint system barrier installation will commence with anticipated completion expected by Wednesday, December 21.

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Barrier installation works will be undertaken during daylight hours using temporary traffic lights. 

All traffic management will be removed by Thursday, December 22 and the full carriageway width on the A77 at Carlock Wall will be reinstated. 

A fully signed diversion route will be operational during the road closure, between the above dates.

The road closure will extend from Cairnryan to Ballantrae.  

Northbound traffic will be directed from Cairnryan along the A75 to Newton Stewart.

Northbound traffic will then be directed to Girvan via A714 to reach the A77 and continue to Ayr. 

Works will continue up to March 2023 with the construction of a new access track and layby out with the road network, for operational access and maintenance purposes.