Potential disruption for A737 users

31st January 2019

Traffic signs at the beginning of a roadworks area signalling the closure of a lane of a country road in Scotland.

Transport Scotland has announced that motorists using the A737 near Dalry in the coming weeks could face significant disruption to their journeys as a result of traffic management changes in the area.

Traffic restrictions will be in place along a 500-metre stretch of the road, near Wilson Auctions, from Sunday (February 3rd) and will be in operation for a period of approximately nine weeks.

Motorists using the carriageway during this time are advised of potential delays to journeys, as temporary traffic lights will be used to hold back drivers during periods of work by highways engineers.

Gavin Dyet, project manager at Transport Scotland, stated: “Work to deliver the Dalry Bypass is continuing at a steady pace, with construction of a roundabout at Hillend essential to deliver the project.

“We anticipate that any delays to journeys will be minimal; however, we will be implementing measures to lessen any potential disruption as far as possible, including manually operating the lights during peak periods of traffic flow.”

Work in the area forms part of the larger Dalry Bypass scheme, which hopes to bolster the economic prosperity of surrounding businesses and the local economy by providing more reliable journey times in the future. The project is forecast to be complete by the end of 2019.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, comments: “Motorists travelling in the area should be prepared to add extra time to their journeys in the coming weeks. However, we’re sure travellers will agree that, in the end, the upgrades being carried out along this busy stretch of carriageway will be worth it.”