Weekend closures on the A77 are set to take place later this week.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential coring investigations in Ayr.

The investigations are prior to resurfacing works being scheduled and will take place on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15, between the hours of 8pm and 6am each night. 

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To undertake the investigations a closure of the A77 southbound carriageway between the Holmston and Bankfield Roundabouts will be required, with a signed diversion route in operation.

Traffic intending to travel on the A77 southbound will be diverted via the third exit at Holmston Roundabout to join the A70, Holmston Road.

From here, traffic will turn left on the A713, Castlehill Road and will be able to re-join the A77 at Bankfield Roundabout.