Improvements at Whitletts

A ?3.5 million scheme to relieve congestion and improve traffic flow at Whitletts Roundabout on the A77 in Ayrshire was completed in 2006.  The roundabout carries 33,000 vehicles a day and provides links to Stranraer, Prestwick and Ayr communities.

Cathy Jamieson, Minister for Justice, said:
"Local drivers, commuters and visitors alike will be pleased to know that Whitletts has benefited from a ?3.5 million upgrade.  I welcome completion of these works that have been delivered on time and I want to thank the travelling public for their patience while improvements have been ongoing.
"This key part of the A77 will now be able to cope with more vehicles thanks to increased capacity and will have a better traffic flow thanks to the installation of traffic signals.  For some time, this roundabout has suffered from heavy congestion that has had an impact on the daily lives of local people and businesses.
"I am delighted that the improvement works, which will bring significant benefits to Ayrshire have been completed on time."