Dalry Bypass opens 7 months early

11th June 2019

Dalry Bypass

Work on the A737 Dalry Bypass has now been completed and the new carriageway has opened to all traffic some seven months ahead of schedule.

Cabinet secretary Michael Matheson welcomed the swift delivery of the project in a special opening ceremony on May 30th.

A project ahead of its time

The £31.2 million scheme officially welcomed its first users at the end of May, with joint venture contractors Farrans Construction and Roadbridge working tirelessly to deliver the project far in advance of expected.

Mr Matheson stated: “I’m delighted this new road through North Ayrshire is now open and I would like to pass on my gratitude to the contractor for their timely work in constructing the new road.

“As we’ve seen today, it will serve every member of the community – from the youngest to the oldest – with a road fit for the 21st century.”

Originally started around two years ago, the scheme supported more than 130 jobs in the area during the construction phase. Now that work is completed, it will deliver faster, safer and cleaner journeys for everyone in the local community.

The work has included creation of a new 3.8 km bypass to the east of Dalry, as well as construction of several new junctions to existing local roads.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “The project has been delivered far ahead of schedule and that’s to be applauded. However, the greatest benefit will be the reduction in congestion through the centre of Dalry that will help safeguard lives for years to come.”