A78 roadworks could hit Wemyss Bay ferry users

Roadworks will be carried out on the A78 north of West Kilbride between November 28 and December 10, potentially affecting motorists travelling from Ayrshire to Wemyss Bay for ferry services to Rothesay.
Roadworks will be carried out on the A78 north of West Kilbride between November 28 and December 10, potentially affecting motorists travelling from Ayrshire to Wemyss Bay for ferry services to Rothesay.

Motorists travelling from Ayrshire to Wemyss Bay for the Rothesay ferry service could face disruption later this month due to road works on the A78 trunk route.

Resurfacing is to be carried out by Scotland TranServ on 920 metres of worn out road surface one mile north of West Kilbride, at the B782 Portencross junction, between 7.30am and 5.30pm from Thursday, November 28 until Tuesday, December 10.

Works will be managed under progressive single lane closures and a convoy system with temporary 10mph speed restrictions in place during working hours. Overnight single lane closures under traffic signal control may be required to protect the travelling public.

Russell Rennie, contract director, Scotland TranServ comments: “This essential maintenance scheme will benefit road users of the A78 by improving the road surface and extending its lifespan.

“We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption when the maintenance is underway, however we would advise motorists to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for their journeys.”