Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed the decision by Scotland Transerv to postpone resurfacing works on a stretch of the A77 north of Stena road to September.
The road surface improvements had been set to take place during July and August. However, concerns had been raised that closing the stretch of road during one of the busiest periods for the ferry port would cause major disruption with traffic being diverted onto the A75.
Local MSP Finlay Carson has recently met with Scotland Transerv, who are contracted by Transport Scotland to manage the road, to request that the works be rescheduled.
The work, now due to take place in September, will involve resurfacing approximately 600m of existing trunk road. Scotland Transerv expect a full weekend closure and 4 weekday overnight closures will be required to complete the works.
Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:
“I am delighted that the legitimate concerns of local people and businesses have been taken on board.
“The scheduled resurfacing on the A77 is much needed and I don’t believe that anybody wants to delay the maintenance longer than required.
“However, Scotland Transerv have recognised that to carry out this work during one of the busiest periods for that stretch of road would have caused undue disruption to road users.”