While the ‘Screws’ are being resurfaced, there are ongoing issues with closures occurring without notice and misleading signs either not up when closed or left up when open. The agreed closures were to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow the bus service to continue on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; however the road was closed Wednesday 10 January without warning. ARA apologises and admits a lack of communication. The works are now postponed until February and due notice will be given. Please see the below notice from the Head of Ayrshire Roads Alliance.

“Please accept my apologies to all affected by the uncirculated road closure today at The Screws due to an internal breakdown in communications. A decision has now been taken to postpone the works and reprogram for early February, when the planned roadworks on A714 have been completed. Full details will be provided prior to works commencing. I will ensure that sufficient advance notice is given to prevent any repeat of today’s inconvenience.  On-site information signs will  be erected in advance of the future works.”

For further  information  from ARA please contact:

Tommy Thorburn

Asset and Roadworks Team

Telephone 01563 576445

Mobile telephone 07977 124397



Re. The Pinwherry Road Closure:

The next phase of the resurfacing works on two stretches of the A714 at Bents and Asselfoot, part funded by Scottish Timber Transport, will commence as detailed:

The works will commence on the 15 January 2018 and last for three weeks. Works will be carried out by road closure. The closure will be from 9.30am to 12 noon and 13.00pm to 15.30pm Monday to Friday.

The works programme is subject to contract award and fully weather dependent.

Assel Valley Fund Panel

The panel is recruiting new members

Assel Valley Community Fund

The deadline for the next round of applications

Barr Roadworks postponed until February

A714 closed for three weeks

Revised Barr Bus Timetable

Changes will be in place from 12 February 2018.