Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a £5 million Design and Construct contract by Transport Scotland to realign a stretch of a key route of the A737.
Works undertaken by Interserve will include the off-line construction of a one-kilometre section of carriageway situated between Beith and Dalry along with new junctions. Construction is due to start soon.
This work will remove a series of sub-standard bends on the existing road, improve traffic flow and introduce safety benefits.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “The Scottish Government is committed to improving Scotland’s transport infrastructure and the award of this contract further cements our investment in the A737.
“These improvements – along with the current work to construct a Bypass at Dalry, which is less than a mile from the Den, and more than a year into construction – will deliver benefits for the North Ayrshire communities as well as long-distance road users upon completion”