Drivers on one of the main routes to and from North Ayrshire will face a month of 24-hour traffic lights while essential bridge repairs are carried out.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential bridge repairs on the A737 at Risk Brae, south of Howwood.

Traffic management will be in place on a 24-hour basis.

The work was previously postponed in 2022 but the road maintenance company says it will now take place from Wednesday, May 1 until Friday, May 31.

Amey says the work will benefit around 21,500 vehicles using this route each day by maintaining the safety of the structure and ensuring that the route remains serviceable, as well as reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.  

The work will be carried out using two-way 24-hour temporary traffic lights, while Belltrees Road, at the work location, will be open for local access only.

Amey says short duration full closures of the whole of the A737 betweem Beith Road and the Roadhead roundabout will be needed at the start and end of the works to install and remove the traffic management. Local diversions will be in place.  


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

Amey also says that all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.