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Altnabreac wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 10, 2019 16:08
The Den realignment opened on 5 December:
https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/new ... den-opens/
The new section of the A737 at the Den opened to traffic early today (5 December) and road users are asked to take extra care on approach to the new road layout.
The A737 Den Realignment project involves the construction of a new road to remove the existing substandard bends, introducing road safety benefits at this location.
With traffic moved on to the new road, the contractor Interserve Construction Limited, will remain on site for a period of time to complete works to the old A737 and undertake necessary finishing, snagging and seasonal landscape work.
The construction contract was awarded to Interserve Construction Limited in September 2018.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their patience during the construction of this key improvement project which will deliver safety improvements for North Ayrshire road users.”
As mentioned above Beith bypass is the next phase of improvements for the A737. Draft Orders were published 2 years ago but no Made Orders seem to have appeared yet. Hopefully with completion at the Den and Dalry bypass, the Beith project will get moving next.
* Trunking and detrunking: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020 ... tents/made
* Side Roads: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020 ... tents/made
* Redetermination of means of passage: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020 ... tents/made
And for good measure a map showing all the lovely new roundabouts: https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/73 ... lished.pdf
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I travel along this section of the A737 quite often and would probably agree that one of the main problems associated with the current Beith bypass identified by the proposals is the pair of crossroads along it. The speed limit along the bypass is already 50mph and I doubt that is as a result of the road briefly entering Beith at its north end, but rather it could be down to the relatively unsafe B777 and B706 crossroads.
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From the SABRE Wiki: A737/Dalry Bypass
The Dalry Bypass was a road scheme to construct a bypass of the town of Dalry in North Ayrshire on the A737. From the south end, it starts near Hillhead Farm on the existing A737. A new roundabout was formed here (Hillend Roundabout), then the new road heads north east on a new viaduct crossing the River Garnock and railway line. From here the road passes south of Blairland Estate, where it is crossed by an overbridge carrying the [[C57 (North
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Wasn’t sure where to put this but North Ayrshire Council has been successful in its bid to the levelling up fund to upgrade the B714, making it a more attractive way to bypass Kilwinning. Here’s an extract from a council report a few months ago:-
https://north-ayrshire.cmis.uk.com/nort ... Ff55vVA%3D
2.8 This will upgrade the B714 between the A737(T) (south of Dalry) to the A78(T) at Sharphill roundabout. This will include the realignment of sections of the route to improve the road geometry and the construction of a new link between the B714 and the A737(T) at the Dalry Bypass junction, south of Dalry. The B714 will remain a single carriage however the entire route would be widened. Active travel and environmental enhancements will also be delivered as part of the programme.
2.9 Upgrading the B714 is a strategic transport priority for the Council. It will significantly improve connectivity between North Ayrshire and Glasgow, the Central Belt and wider motorway network. This will substantially increase the potential for tourism and economic growth and provide enhanced links to the Arran and Cumbrae Ferry services. This will also contribute to the repopulation of our islands and rural areas by providing improved access between the ferry terminals, mainland settlements, Glasgow, the central belt and wider motorway network. This will ensure that those living in our rural, remote and island communities are well connected and have equitable access to services as those living in the rest of Scotland.
2.10 The project aligns with the LUF criteria for the transport theme by creating new and upgraded road infrastructure. A total of £25m to £30m is required to deliver the project.
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Interesting, so would the A737 get re-routed along the improved B714 or would it get a new A number?