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A70 roadworks on Cumnock to Muirkirk road to start Monday 11 July

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on two sections of the A70 Cumnock to Muirkirk Road starting on Monday 11 July for three weeks.

The road works will involve removing sections of the existing road surface, deep patching, laying a base course, adjusting ironware, laying a new surface course and renewing the associated road markings and studs.

To ensure the safety of the roads operatives and the travelling public, weekend road closures will be required at certain times during the project.

Location 1 – A70 Carbellow, one mile east of Lugar:

is due to start on Monday 11 July and will continue for up to one week.

All work will be undertaken with Convoy Traffic Management and Temporary Traffic Signals in place and delays are possible.

Location 2 – A70 Lugar, from Lugar Bridge to Craigston Holm:

is due to start on Saturday 16 July and will continue for up to two weeks.

Most preparatory work will be undertaken on weekdays with Convoy Traffic Management in place and delays are possible.

Weekend road closures

Three weekend road closures will be required to lay the new surface course. It is anticipated that the road will be closed on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July and Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022.

The road will be closed from 8am each Saturday and will re-open no later than 8pm each Sunday, when signed accordingly.

An alternative route will be signed via A70 Eastwards to B743 Sorn to A76 Mauchline, A76 to A70 Dettingen Roundabout Cumnock, continuing on A70 to Lugar and vice versa.

There will be no access to or from the adjoining C23 Rigg Road/Peesweep Brae during the weekend road closures.

Emergency access will be maintained at all times throughout the duration of the works.

Electronic message signs will be placed on the A70 to inform the travelling public of each weekend road closure.

Updates will be available on the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website and social media @AyrshireRoads

Shuttle Buses service

There will be a reduced bus service in operation to and from Lugar and Muirkirk during the weekend road closures.

Shuttle Buses will be operating a service via the diversion route. For more information and the revised bus timetable please contact Shuttle Buses on 01294 550757, Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm or visit their website

For information on the bus service out with the road closure times, please contact Stagecoach Customer Services on 0345 241 8000, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm and Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 5pm or visit their website

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