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Work begins on a series of Scottish road improvements

Work has this week begun on a £36.7M package of road improvements in Scotland.

Contractor RJ Macleod will build the £10.6M A77 Symington to Bogend Toll route, where it will build grade separated junctions to reduce the number and severity of accidents.

The firm will also work on the £17.3M A75 Dunragit Bypass, where it will remove heavy goods vehicle traffic from the village of Dunragit and improve cycle links.

Contractor McLaughlin & Harvey will build overtaking lanes on a new 3.6km section of the £9M A75 Hardgrove to Kinmount.

“These three projects combined represent a bumper package of investment worth £36.7M,” said Scottish transport minister Keith Brown. “On completion, the new road improvements will enhance journey time reliability and improve safety on the 75 and A77.”

“These will bring real improvements on key routes to and from the Cairnryan ports, as well as providing better connections across South West Scotland.”

Work is due to be completed in 2014.

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