Planned works on the major A737 route between North Ayrshire and Glasgow have been altered due to the weather. 

The works by Amey were planned to involve full weekend closures south of Howwood between Townhead of Risk and Belltrees Road in two phases.

However, works will now take place using a series of overnight road closures on two stretches of road, benefitting 21,500 vehicles each day.

The first phase of work, south of Howwood, will take place between 8pm and 6am each night, from Saturday, December 9 to Wednesday, December 13, with traffic management removed by 6am on Thursday, December 14.  

A signed diversion will be in place and will operate as follows: Southbound traffic will leave the A737 at Linclive Interchange and follow Linwood Road on to the A761 at Ferguslie, before turning right onto the A726 and following Barrhead Road and Hurlet Road and turning left onto the A736. 

Traffic will then follow the B762, crossing over the M77 Junction 2 and turning right onto Boydstone Road and right onto Kennishead Road before following onto the B773 Parkhouse Road. Traffic will continue onto the A736 at Barrhead and follow to Lugton, turning right onto the B777 and re-joining the A737 at Beith. Northbound traffic would take the route in reverse. 

The second phase of this work, between Roadhead Roundabout and Clerksbridge Toll Roundabout, will take place between 8pm and 6am each night from Thursday, December 14 to Monday, December 18, with traffic management removed by 6am on Tuesday, December 19. A signed diversion will be in place and will operate as above.