A77 temporary closure for removal of dangerous tree

23/04/2021

A77 temporary closure for removal of dangerous tree, 8am-4pm on Sunday 2 May 2021

The A77 will be closed both ways from Kirkoswald to Turnberry on Sunday 2 May to allow us to undertake essential works to remove a dangerous tree at Turnberry.

The poor condition of the tree – located in a private garden – makes it a significant hazard for overhead electricity lines in the area, as well as a potential danger to those travelling on the A77 itself.

To allow for the tree’s safe removal and to minimise traffic disruption, the A77 will be closed between 8am and 4pm on Sunday 2 May.

Signposted diversions will be necessary from Alloway to Turnberry, with local access maintained.

Angus Campbell, SP Energy Networks’ District General Manager for Ayrshire, said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience or disruption this necessary road closure may cause, but we need to take action now to make this location safe – and my thanks to the concerned locals who brought this matter to our attention.

“Left to its own devices, this tree could bring down the power lines or fall on to the busy road, which would not only create a significant danger for local people but would also interrupt power supplies. We want to avoid both those scenarios, which is why we are stepping in and getting to work on doing what’s needed.

“We would urge those travelling on the A77 on 2 May to allow more time for their journeys and thank them in advance for their patience and understanding while we carry out these necessary works.”

The diversion routes for the A77 road closure between 8am-4pm on Sunday 2 May are:

A77 South Bound Diversion – Leave the A77 at Doonholm Road junction, heading west to Murdoch’s Lone – Alloway B7024. Turn right onto B7024 Alloway, then left on to Greenfield Avenue. Turn left on to A719 at Doonfoot Road junction and stay on the A719 Dunure Rd. Turn right at the A719 Pennyglen junction and follow the A719 through Maidens to Turnberry and back on to A77.

A77 Northbound Diversion Leave A77 at Turnberry junction and follow the A719 through Maidens to the A719 Pennyglen junction. Turn left on to the A719 heading for Dunure Rd and Alloway. Turn right at A719 Doonfoot Road on to Greenfield Avenue and then right on to B7024 heading for Murdoch’s Lone. Turn left at Murdoch’s Lone and follow Doonholm Road back on to A77.

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