Maintenace work is to take place between St James and Linwood and between Johnstone and Howwood, beginning tonight.
Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance, including resurfacing, traffic loop installation, central reservation improvements, and other essential repairs, on the A737 southbound carriageway.
This work will take place on Monday 6th March and Tuesday 7th March 2023, between the hours of 8pm and 6am, each night. Traffic management will be removed by 6am on Wednesday 8th March.
This scheme will benefit around 16,300 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition and safety of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. Traffic loops help to monitor the flow of traffic on the trunk road network.
The work will be carried out using overnight road closures and signed diversions will be in place. We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while this essential work takes place.
The signed diversions will operate as follows:
- The southbound carriageway of the A737 will be closed between Johnstone and Howwood, between the hours of 8pm and 6am, each night of the works. There will also be closures of the Johnstone southbound on-slip and the Kilbarchan southbound off-slip. Traffic will be diverted at Barrochan Road to follow High Street, Thorn Brae, Thornhill and Beith Road to re-join the A737 at Howwood.
- The southbound carriageway of the A737 will be closed between St James and Linwood, between the hours of 10pm and 6am, each night of the works. There will also be lane closures on the M8 westbound from Junction 27 through to Junction 28, which will lead to a total closure of the Junction 28A off-slip. The M8 westbound Junction 27 on-slip and the Junction 28 westbound off-slip will remain open. Additionally, there will be a lane closure on the A737 northbound between Linwood and St James. Traffic will be diverted at St James Interchange to follow the A726 (Greenock Road, Caledonia Street, St James’ Street and Weir Street), A761 (Mill Street and Gordon Street), A789 Main Road and Linwood Road to access Linwood, or B787 Beith Road to re-join the A737 at Howwood.
Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.
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