Work to upgrade the electricity supply at Kilwinning Railway Station for its single platform bridge will see temporary traffic management around the station.

Excavation work will begin tomorrow and is expected to be completed on Wednesday, October 31.

As a result, McGavin Way will be closed on Thursday with residents in the cul-de-sac being notified individually.

The Scottish Power work will be from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, with later start and finish times at the weekends in order for it to be completed as quickly as possible.

The work is part of the development by Network Rail to build a single bridge and three new lifts to serve all four platforms - which require the electricity capacity to be upgraded to meet the new demand.

Lee McGeough, SP Energy Networks’ project co-ordinator for Ayrshire and Clyde South district, said: “The work we’re carrying out at Kilwinning station is being done on behalf of Network Rail. It is of high priority and will be done as quickly as possible.

“However if people are travelling by car they should give themselves more time to get to the station, particularly if they are coming from the A78 Stevenston area.

“We hope to keep disruption to a minimum and apologise for any inconvenience that might be caused.”