A STRETCH of the A77 is to see a temporary traffic light system in place for eight weeks - beginning tomorrow.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking safety improvements to reduce speed and collisions on a part of the trunk road by reducing the width of the carriageway, widening footways, and improving existing pedestrian crossings.

Preparatory works will take place from Wednesday, March 1 until Monday, March 6, between 8am and 5pm on weekdays.

The main work, which will take place in Girvan, between the Bridgemill roundabout and the town's Asda store, will begin on Monday, March 6.

This will last for seven weeks, with work taking place between 8am and 5pm each weekday. 

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Traffic management will be in place on a continuous 24/7 basis to ensure the safety of the workforce and the work site.  

Additionally, the existing bus stop on the A77 northbound carriageway opposite Girvan railway station will be relocated approximately 30 metres = to the north in order to improve bus access. 

The work will be carried out using temporary traffic lights. 

Affected bus stops will be temporarily closed and relocated.