THE site of the A737 Dalry Bypass is set to change significantly from Monday, March 20 when workers will start to place fencing around the site to separate it from neighbouring land.

The 380,000 square metre site requires over 12km of timber and wire stockproof fencing around 1.5 metres high to prevent livestock from entering the construction site.

These works, which will take around 14 weeks to complete, also involve workers clearing the site of vegetation, including shrubs and hedging.

Archaeologists have already been working on the site since early February to investigate whether any Scottish historical artefacts are located on the site.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: “Over the next few weeks, the fencing and vegetation clearance works, along with the archaeological investigations which started in February, will be well underway.

“For the local community, the fencing works will be the most visible sign to date that the Dalry Bypass is on its way. It will cover a large area so these works, in particular, are fairly substantial.

“These works also act as a clear reminder to the local community that this site is now a construction site and the only way they can ensure their own safety is to stay away from the area.

“Workers are given daily briefings on what is happening on the site each day and what areas of the site are potentially hazardous.

“Without this knowledge, the site can be dangerous.”