A77 | Smithstone Rail Bridge

A77 | Smithstone Rail Bridge

3 September 2021

Essential Maintenance


Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance to improve roadside hazard protection on the A77 at Smithston Rail Bridge from Monday 20th September until Sunday 17th October 2021. 

A southbound lane closure at this location will be in place 24/7 between Monday 20th September and Sunday 3rd October 2021, operating under temporary traffic signal control. From Sunday 10th October until Sunday 17th October 2021 a night-time total closure will be required between the hours of 8pm and 6am, each night. Traffic will follow a signed diversion route with A77 southbound traffic diverted to exit via Doonholm Road, south of Ayr and will proceed on the A719. Traffic will be able to rejoin the A77 at Turnberry and diversion will end. A77 northbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in reverse. Daytime traffic controls will remain in operation until the scheme’s completion. We thank road users for their patience while this essential maintenance is underway.  

Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. 

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.