Resurfacing work will see a section of the the A737 being closed

The A737 is closing between Linwood and Barrochan Road.

Resurfacing work on a 570m stretch of the trunk road starts on Monday.  The work is part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme and Scotland TranServ is carrying out the job.

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To get it all done quickly and safely, there will be a series of overnight closures.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s principal roads design engineer, said: “Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last few months, and for playing their part in protecting the country’s key workers.

“We have implemented many new working practices across our own workforce and those of our contractors and suppliers as we work towards the future delivery of our network maintenance and other programmes.

Resurfacing: The work is part of a broader £471million maintenance programme (Image: Scotland Transerv)

“Thorough risk assessments have been carried out as we take a lead in the delivery of trunk road maintenance.

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 “This is an important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working.

“It is vital that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety.

“Traffic volumes are still lower than usual, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with a reduced impact.”

There will be overnight closures on the following dates: 8pm on Monday 27 to 6am on Tuesday 28; 8pm on Tuesday 28 to 6am the next day and from 8pm on Wednesday 29 to 6am the following day.

Traffic management will only be installed once vehicle volumes are low enough.

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Diversions will be in place throughout the overnight work period.

Special arrangements have been made for emergency services vehicle access and all drivers are advised to allow extra time for journeys and to follow the diversion route.

Diversions: Drivers have been warned about overnight closures on a stretch of the A737 (Image: Scotland Transerv)

Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s planned maintenance manager, added: “We fully recognise the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network and, where possible, Scotland TranServ is supporting Transport Scotland as they expect to invest £471million in maintenance in 2020/21.

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“The health and safety of our workers and those working on our behalf is of the utmost importance, and projects will only be taken forward where we can ensure their safety as a priority.”

You can can find live trunk road information by visiting  trafficscotland.org  or by following  @trafficscotland  on Twitter. Additional project information is available at  scotlandtranserv.co.uk .

Daily Record – Paisley