OVERNIGHT resurfacing work will be carried out on the northbound section of the A78 near Kilwinning next week.

Over four nights, from Monday, March 5, Scotland TranServ will resurface one kilometre of northbound carriageway from the A78/A737 Overbridge to Rail Bridge.

TranServ have said it will be necessary to implement a series of night-time closures between 8pm each night and 6am the following morning.

These overnight closures will be in place from the Eglinton Interchange Roundabout on slip to the A78 Rail Bridge.

Diversions are as follows:

· Northbound Traffic will divert off the A78 via Eglinton Interchange Roundabout and follow A737 Northbound then A738 before re-joining the A78 at the Pennyburn Roundabout

· Local diversion will be in place for B779 traffic via the Eglinton Interchange Roundabout, then A737 Southbound to join the B779.

Transerv say the diversion route will be suitable for all-purpose vehicles however no provision has been made for abnormal load movements throughout the works.

Motorists are also advised to check my.trafficscotland.org or follow @trafficscotland for the latest trunk road information and estimated journey times prior to starting their journeys.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Design Engineer said: “This important resurfacing work will deliver long-term improvements to this stretch of our network.

“Over the next few months we will be outlining a series of road surface improvements for the A78 and other trunk roads across Ayrshire.”