Published: 5 Oct 2011 09:300 comments

Amey Contractors announced on Wednesday that this weekend they will major roadworks on the Largs-Skelmorlie road to repair the sea wall and fencing which was badly damaged by storms.

From Sunday 9 October until Wednesday 12 October temporary off-peak traffic lights will be in operation on the A78 to keep traffic flowing while Amey's team of bridge engineers and specialist sub-contractors undertake detailed remedial works on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Background Information

* The remedial works will repair tidal scouring at the base of the sea wall and prevent further erosion of the underlying bedrock

* If these works are not carried out, the scouring of the wall could deteriorate further and this could lead to the subsidence of the A78 road above

* The damage was caused during high winds and storm surges which battered most of the west coast earlier this month

* Planned works include the installation of stone work and concrete to create a new scour protection at the base of the sea wall

On Sunday work will be on the Largs seawall but it will move towards Skelmorlie on subsequent days.

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