SNP MSP for Cunninghame South, Ruth Maguire, has secured a detailed survey into the A737 at Dalgarven in response to the serious and longstanding safety concerns of local residents.

On 3rd March 2017, Ruth held a site meeting and walkover attended by Transport Scotland, Scotland TransServ, Police Scotland, and a number of residents and business owners.

Following this meeting, Transport Scotland instructed their Operating Company, ScotlandTranserv, to conduct an investigation into the A737 at Dalgarven to identity potential measures to improve safety, reduce risk, and ensure safer travel.

Transport Scotland have advised that the study is intended to begin towards the end of July this year and take 3-4 weeks to complete, with a report expected by September.

In the first instance, TranServ will carry out a detailed survey of the stretch of road between Kilwinning and the road at Dalgarven Cottages. They will then consult with Transport Scotland to agree proposals to be put to residents.  In the meantime, Police Scotland have agreed to carry out additional speed checks in the area.

Commenting, Ruth said:

“Many constituents have shared with me their serious and multiple concerns about safety at the A737 at Dalgavern, including the frequency of accidents, speeding, flooding, and, in particular, access and egress difficulties affecting individual properties and the various A737 access roads in the area.

I was pleased to facilitate a site meeting and walkover with Transport Scotland, TranServ, Police Scotland and local residents and business owners in March and I welcome Transport Scotland’s decision following this to conduct research into how the safety of the A737 at Dalgavern can be improved.

Given the severity of the safety issues raised and the frequency of accidents, I urge Transport Scotland to undertake this survey and report back as soon as possible.

Whilst this work is taking place, I welcome Police Scotland’s cooperation in undertaking additional speed checks in the area.”