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Dumfries by-pass closes for £1m project

A FURTHER £1 million is being invested in the Dumfries by-pass in the final stage of a £6 million maintenance programme which begins this weekend.

Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out this final stage in three phases, upgrading the road surface to ensure the longevity of this route for years to come and supporting vital links to the ferry ports at Cairnryan.

The work means the closure of the A75 from the A76 Glasgow Road roundabout to the A701 Edinburgh Road roundabout on the following dates:

  • 7.00pm on 21 August to 6.00am 24 August;
  • 7.00pm on 4 September to 6.00am on 7 September; and
  • 7.00pm on 18 September to 6.00am on 21 September 2015

During this time traffic will be diverted through Dumfries and road users are being urged to plan their journeys, especially if they have on-going connections.

Scotland TranServ’s contract Director, Gordon Wilson said: “We have done everything we possibly can to plan the works over weekends when traffic flows are lighter; ensuring minimum disruption to local residents and motorists but we would advise people to plan their journeys and check the latest travel information.”

A local diversion will be in place during each scheme which will take motorists from Glasgow Road roundabout to the roundabout at the A780 Annan Road.

The eastbound diversion route will divert motorists from the A75 via Glasgow Street, Buccleuch Street, Academy Street, Loreburn Street, English Street, St Mary’s Street and the A780 Annan Road which connects back into the A75.

The westbound diversion route will start at the A75/A780 roundabout and route traffic along the A780 Annan Road, Shakespeare Street, Whitesands and Glasgow Street which connects back into the A75.

 

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