Construction of a new single two-lane road, with additional climbing lanes on hill sections, to carry the A77 trunk road around the west side of Maybole. At present the A77 passes along the High Street of the town, which is extremely narrow, and through a railway bridge which has limited height clearance.
The new road bypasses the town and also a significant length of existing road to the north-east. It will incorporate three new roundabouts; one at each end to tie in to the existing route and one at the junction with the B7023. There will be no other junctions.
The bypass will remove one of the most significant constraints on the A77 between Ayr and Stranraer.
Transport Scotland website reports that the £30 million Maybole bypass contract is up for grabs. Invitations to Tender have been issued.
The shortlist of bidders to build the Maybole bypass has been drawn up. The next stage of procurement will see the four bidders enter into a commercially sensitive period of competitive dialogue which will last until autumn 2018.
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited has been awarded the £31.5m construction contract to build the Maybole Bypass on the A77.
Work is expected to start in the next few months and will finish in summer 2021.
The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure cut the first sod as work commenced today.
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