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Essential Drainage Works on the A78 Between Seamill and Waterside Hotel Continue

A78 Seamill
2nd of April 2024, 3:00pm to 3rd of May 2024, 11:59pm

(UPDATE 3/4/24) Please be advised that additional dates for works on the A78 between Seamill and Waterside Hotel have now been scheduled. Works are now due to take place between Tuesday 2nd April and Friday 3rd May 2024.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential drainage work on vulnerable flood sites on the A78 between Seamill and the Waterside Hotel. Maintenance continues from its commencement on Wednesday 1st November 2023 due to unforeseen grounds conditions that have impacted the delivery of the works. The drainage works are now scheduled to complete by Friday 3rd May 2024.

Challenging ground conditions including the discovery of historic utilities assets as well as a high-water table and sand have all impacted the excavations to install the new drainage system. This location of the A78 has been identified as a site vulnerable to flooding and is why an extensive and thorough drainage initiative has been undertaken, representing a significant investment in the safety and reliability of this section of the trunk road network. We thank residents and road users for their continued patience as these works progress and apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

Once complete, this scheme will benefit around 10,600 vehicles using this route each day, by improving how the drainage and footways operate in this area, reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

The work will be carried out under 24-hour temporary traffic lights installed at this location. We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while this essential work takes place.

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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