Driv­ers face road clo­sure de­tours

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS -

Mo­torists will face 10 days of de­lays and di­ver­sion as the A709 be­tween Dum­fries and Locker­bie gets re­paired.

The route will be closed for the du­ra­tion of the resur­fac­ing works.

And that means long de­tours for com­muters and other road users.

The works will take place be­tween Torthor­wald and Dum­fries from 9am on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 to 5pm on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23.

The road will be closed be­tween the C7 Cather­ine­field Road/A709 round­about for ap­prox­i­mately 750m, stop­ping short of the layby south west of the C8 Low Road junc­tion.

Di­ver­sions will be in place for HGVs plus other traf­fic from Locker­bie via the A709, B7076 (all-pur­pose route), A701, A75 and vice versa. Lo­cal di­ver­sion will also be in place at Lochmaben via B7020, then A701 or A75 and vice versa.

Sig­nage will be in­stalled in ad­vance of the works and to cater for busi­nesses af­fected by the clo­sure. The work will in­volve re­mov­ing part of the old road to re­duce the over­all weight and the re­main­ing el­e­ment will then be pul­verised and re­cy­cled. A grid will then be placed on top of the re­cy­cled road to pro­vide strength and flex­i­bil­ity and then the new sur­face coat called MacRe­bur. A coun­cil spokes­woman said: “The work be­ing car­ried out in­cludes re­mov­ing part of the old road to re­duce the over­all weight. “The re­main­ing el­e­ment will then be pul­verised and re­cy­cled, a grid will then be placed on top of the re­cy­cled road to pro­vide strength and flex­i­bil­ity. “Fi­nally a new wear­ing coat will be ap­plied us­ing a new in­no­vat­ing prod­uct called MacRe­bur. This new road sur­face is some­thing that we are tri­alling at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across the re­gion, the prod­uct in­cor­po­rates re­cy­cled plas­tic pel­lets into asphalt which in turn re­sults is a greener, stronger run­ning sur­face.”

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