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The £31m Dalry Bypass was opened to traffic this morning seven months ahead of schedule . . . just a week after the start of another Ayrshire road scheme.

The Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture will remain on the Dalry site to construct a connecting road between the existing A737 and a new roundabout at Highfield and to carry out snagging and landscaping.

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Around 130 people were involved at the peak of construction and 32 of the 36 sub-contracts were awarded to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The project involved a 3.8km bypass to the east of Dalry together with associated junctions.

The opening followed last week’s start by Wills Bros. Civil Engineering on its £29m contract for the Maybole bypass. It will see construction of 5km of carriageway with associated junctions including a tie-in to the A77.

Around 165 people will be employed during peak construction and when completed, the road will separate local traffic from that travelling longer distances, including to the port of Cairnryan. The bypass is expected to open in summer 2021.

Wills won the contract in competition against Farrans Roadbridge, John Paul Construction, and R J McLeod.

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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 30/5/2019