ROAD work will be carried out on the A737 at the Howwood junction this week.

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic road safety programme, Scotland TranServ will install new traffic islands, signs and road markings.

Works will take place overnight, with temporary traffic lights installed on Monday, March 12 from 8pm until Friday, March 16 at 6am.

There will be a series of overnight lane closures, with temporary lights installed to manage traffic.

The road will also be closed overnight between on Thursday, March 15 from 8pm and Friday, March 16 at 6am in order to carry out essential retexturing work.

During this time a local diversion will be in place:

·         Southbound - Kilbarchan Interchange – B787 (Cochranemill Road – Beith Road) – Howwood, Station Road – Lochwinnoch (Bridesmill Road – Johnshill – High Street – Main Street) – A760 – A737 Roadhead Roundabout

·         Northbound: As above but reversed

Vincent Tait, Scotland TranServ’s Road Safety Manager said: "In order to minimise disruption on one of our busy trunk roads, working with local stakeholders, we have scheduled the works to take place overnight.

"Installation of new traffic islands either side of the A737 Howwood junction and improving the markings and signage will help to make the trunk road safer."

Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative added: "Working in consultation with our key stakeholders, this programme of work has been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption."