Early finish for £10.6m road safety scheme

Work on the £10.6 million A77 Symington and Bogend toll improvements project on the A77 in Scotland has been completed early and on budget.

The trunk road project was scheduled for completion this summer, but the contractor, RJ McLeod, has been able to bring finishing works forward to complete the scheme.

Following a visit to the site, Transport Minister Keith Brown (pictured), said: “This project has always been about improving safety for road users on this stretch of road so the fact that it has been completed early couldn’t be better for road users who will now reap the full benefits of scheme. “They now have access to two new flyover junctions which will provide them with safer access to and from the A77. The A77 is one of Scotland’s key routes and this project forms part of £36.7m investment in the A77 and A75, improving connectivity and safety and making Scotland an attractive option for business, leisure and tourism. The completion of these will be welcome news to road users from across the region and beyond.”

In order to deliver early benefits to the road user, the scheme opened in phases. The completed project now includes a new cycle route, new footways and a new link road.

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