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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05540: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when the A76 will be fully re-opened.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 10 January 2017

At Auchensell Pool, Scotland TranServ commenced remedial works on 28 November and these were completed on 23 December 2016, allowing the removal of the temporary traffic lights.

At Enterkinfoot, the embankment failure is much more complex. This requires more detailed ground investigation, which will then feed into the design of a preferred solution, followed by construction.

The ground investigation works at Enterkinfoot are ongoing and are scheduled to continue until March 2017. Design and construction works will follow the ground investigation and until these investigations and designs progress further, a timescale for full re-opening of the A76 cannot be provided.