Major roadworks are taking place on the A77 near Girvan for more than a month, starting next week. 

Amey is undertaking essential bridge expansion joint replacement, deck refurbishment works and resurfacing on the A77 at Bridgemill.

The works will run from Monday, May 20 until Friday, June 21, between 8am and 5pm, using temporary traffic lights.

However, on Tuesday, June 4 and Friday, June 21, the works will be undertaken between 8pm and 6am, and a road closure may be in effect, with a signed diversion route in operation.

This is the second of three phases of works in the area, with the first phase having been completed in March.

The final phase will start once phase two has been completed, which will involve installing bridge expansion joints.

The third phase of the work will be completed under total overnight closures from 8pm to 6am at a later date.

The signed diversion will operate as follows:

Northbound A77 traffic will be diverted via Bridgemill toundabout to the B734 towards Dailly, the B741 towards Crosshill and the B7023 towards Maybole.

Vehicles will then continue on the B7023 to Whitehall, and then on Kirkoswald Road, where northbound traffic will re-join at the A77 at the Maybole bypass.

Southbound A77 traffic will follow the same diversion in the opposite direction. Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout the works.

Amey says the scheme will benefit around 8,500 vehicles using the route each day by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance.