A77 and A78 Trunk Roads
A77 Symington and Bogend Toll
Transport Scotland, the new national transport agency for Scotland has appointed
design consultants, Scott Wilson Scotland Ltd to manage and develop the improvement
proposals for this section of A77. The consultants are reviewing the work carried
out to date to identify a preferred scheme, considering the construction implications
and developing specimen designs of the proposed improvements to progress these towards
South Ayrshire Council staff continue their involvement in the project, providing
support and local knowledge as part of the consultant's team.
There are still a number of stages to negotiate, notably the Statutory Procedures,
before a definitive date for the start of construction can be given. The current
programme shows construction commencing in early 2008. This is, however, dependant
on the progress of the scheme through the Statutory Procedures.
Every effort will be made to avoid objections to the proposals by consultation with
the affected parties.
The improvements will remove all right-turns onto and from the A77 and will include
new grade-separated junctions (a bridge carrying the local side road over, or under,
the A77) at Bogend Toll and at Symington village.
Transport Scotland are an executive agency directly accountable to Scottish Ministers
and are part of the Scottish Government's Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning
Transport Scotland are responsible for promoting and delivering improvements to
the trunk road and rail network, and for major new road and rail projects.
Further information about new roads, rail and road improvement projects across Scotland
is available on