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S5W-16035: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14951 by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018 and, in light of the reported continuing deterioration of both carriageways of the M77 North of Fenwick and on the A77 from Symington to Fenwick, what progress has been made on repairs, and when such work will be completed.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 April 2018

Following the severe winter weather earlier this year, our operating company, Scotland TranServ, put in place additional repair squads on all trunk roads in the South West Unit to identify additional Category 1 pot holes and permanently repair them. This included repairs to the M77 between its junction with the M8 and J5, and south of J8 during March.

Connect, the DBFO company which maintains the M77 between junctions 5 and 8, has a resurfacing scheme underway which will resurface at least 28,000m 2 (or approximately 7.5km of lane length) of the M77 between junctions 5 and 8. These works began on 16 April and are being carried out under a series of overnight carriageway closures between 8pm and 6am. It is anticipated the works will take two to three weeks to complete and will help restore the overall condition of the carriageway following the severe deterioration experienced as a result of the severe winter weather.