South Scotland

A75 closures planned near Castle Douglas for bridge repairs

New Ramhill Bridge Image copyright Billy McCrorie

The A75 near Castle Douglas is to be shut completely over five nights to allow bridge repairs to be completed.

The work at the New Ramhill Bridge will get under way on Monday.

It will see improvements to the road surface, waterproofing of the bridge deck and joint replacements.

In order to ensure the health and safety of its workers, Scotland Transerv said the route would have to shut between 20:00 and 06:00 on five consecutive nights.

Company representative Andy Fraser said: "It is essential that we carry out these maintenance works to improve the condition of New Ramhill Bridge, benefiting motorists for years to come.

"We have done everything we can to plan these works in order to minimise disruption to local residents and road users.

"However, I would urge motorists to leave plenty of time for their journeys and to utilise the Traffic Scotland website and local radio for up to date journey information."

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