A LARGE stretch of the A77 is to be closed as roadworks get under way this week.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential resurfacing on the A77 southbound carriageway at Symington.

Work will take place from Thursday, February 16 until Wednesday, February 22 2023, during the hours of 8pm and 6am each night. 

Amey says that the works will benefit around 29,400 vehicles using the route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. 

The work will be carried out using overnight road closures, and a signed diversion will be in operation.

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Traffic heading towards Ayr from Glasgow will be directed off the A77 at the Bellfield interchange and on to the A71 to the Warrix interchange in Irvine, and then the A78 southbound to the Dutchhouse roundabout before rejoining the A77.

Traffic which would join the A77 at Spittalhill will be diverted north on the B7038 to join the A71 westbound at Riccarton and then via the southbound diversion.  

Traffic which would join the A77 at Bogend Toll and Symington Interchange will be directed on to the northbound carriageway to the Bellfield interchange and then follow the southbound diversion. 

A lane closure will be required between 6am and 12noon on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19, to allow deeper treatments to cool before traffic is able to run over the new surface.