Footway resurfacing and road safety upgrades on the A78 at Wemyss Bay

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking footway and road safety improvements on the A78 at the Ardgowan Road in Wemyss Bay. Work will take place from Monday 5th June until Friday 14th July 2023, between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm each day.  

This scheme, with a value of £106,000, will benefit around 11,800 vehicles using this route each day, by widening and improving the condition of the footpath, reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. Road safety upgrades will include an improved junction for pedestrians with new crossing points and a refuge island to access the bus stop on the A78 southbound.  

The work will be carried out using daytime temporary traffic lights installed at this location. We thank road users for their patience while these upgrades take place. This is the first phase of trunk road improvements at this junction, with resurfacing also due to take place towards the latter end of this programme of works. 

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works. 

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

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Key facts about Scottish South West Trunk Roads Unit 

Amey delivers engineering design and operational delivery services for Scotland’s South West Trunk Roads Network. 

These services include the design and delivery of major road and bridge maintenance work, as well as inspections to ensure the routes remain safe and well maintained. 

Amey carry out salting, snow clearing and gully cleaning as well as the repair of motorway lighting and traffic signals. 

The South West Trunk Roads Network covers over 600 Km of road through south west Scotland, including the Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and Inverclyde and key stretches of the M8 motorway around Glasgow.