Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Carson’s Carpool Highlights A75 Improvements

14.03.17 A75 A77

Local MSP Finlay Carson has met with a representative of Transport Scotland, in Dumfries and Galloway, to highlight various maintenance concerns surrounding the A75.


The Galloway and West Dumfries MSP drove the representative along the A75 to highlight the issues that need tackled.

Following the meeting, Carson got reassurance that the following measure would be taken:

  • Overhanging vegetation along the A75 from Castle Douglas to Stranraer will be cut back. Focusing  on areas where signs are obscured and locations where there could be a road safety issue;
  • Scotland TranServ (STS) has been notified of locations where white edge lines are missing, and these will be included in future programme of works;
  • STS has been notified of several road signs which have either slipped or need to be reinstated;
  • STS will check the bend west of B735 Kirkcowan junction and repair the damaged verge; and
  • Following Dark Sky accreditation in Dumfries and Galloway, Transport Scotland will consider changes to street light illumination on trunk roads.

Commenting, Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:

“I welcome Transport Scotland and Scotland TranServ’s commitment to improving road conditions on the A75.

“It is important that, as the busiest trunk route  ferry route, the A75 is properly maintained.

“Inviting representatives from Transport Scotland down to travel the road is extremely important in order to highlight the issues at hand.

“I will continue to raise the matter of further investment into our infrastructure including upgrading both the A75 and A77 to dual carriageway whilst continue to ensure that maintenance on the A75 and A77 is kept to a high standard.”