ROAD closures have been put in place over the next couple of weeks to improve road surfaces from Raith Burn to Shawhill farm, near to the Dutch House roundabout.

These closures will take place each night from 8pm to 6am on Monday May 15, to Thursday May 18.

Single lane closures will also be put in place from 6am until 8pm from, May 16-19.

Scotland TranServ will be carrying out the £210,000 project, which will see the resurfacing of nearly 900m of the A77, tackling potholes and structural cracking.

Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s roads engineer, said: “This short works scheme will deliver tangible, long-term benefits to improve the quality of road surface for those using this important route. 

"In using a deeper resurfacing treatment to make sure the road lasts longer, we have to leave it for longer to cool and harden, before it can be safely opened to traffic.”

The additional single lane closures are to allow a deeper resurfacing treatment to cool and harden, ensuring the long-term integrity of this particular section.

Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s operating company representative, added: “The A77 is an important artery for South West Scotland, with large communities and many large employers using the route, and that is why we have programmed this significant project to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.”