Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking the essential removal of dangerous and diseased trees on the A77.  

This scheme forms part of their Tree and Woodland Maintenance Management Strategy where the company are taking essential steps to combat the effects of Ash Dieback along the road network.

It benefits vehicles using this route each day, by improving the safety of the carriageway and reducing the risk that diseased trees pose to road users. 

The work will be carried out using daytime closures at the location, between the hours of 7:30am and 7pm, on Saturday March 25 and Sunday, March 26 2023.

A signed diversion will be in operation on the A77 at Glenapp Church, between Ballantrae and Cairnryan.

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In addition, to complete the safe removal of the trees, temporary traffic lights will be installed and will be in operation between the hours of 7am and 7pm on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 at Glenapp. 

The signed diversion will operate as follows:  

A77 southbound traffic will be diverted to exit the A77 at Shallochpark Roundabout onto the A714.

From here, traffic will proceed to North Barnkirk, turning right onto the unclassified road to South Barnkirk and will then turn right onto the A75 to continue in a westerly direction towards Stranraer.

Traffic will then take the A751 to Innermessan and will rejoin the A77 northbound towards Cairnryan. 

A77 northbound traffic will take the A77 southbound and turn left onto the A75, before turning left onto the A75 eastbound towards Newton Stewart.

From here, traffic will turn left onto the unclassified road at South Barnkirk, then left onto the A714 at North Barnkirk and will rejoin the A77 at Shallochpark Roundabout.