Interserve awarded A737 The Den realignment contract

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson

INTERSERVE Construction has been awarded the contract for the A737 The Den Realignment, Transport Scotland has announced.

The contractor will be required to construct a one-kilometre stretch of carriageway, situated between Beith and Dalry, including new junctions.

The contract is part of a £9 million project to realign a stretch of the A737.

The work will remove a series of sub-standard bends on the existing road, improve traffic flow and introduce safety benefits, Transport Scotland said.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson commented, “These improvements – along with the current work to construct a bypass at Dalry, which is less than a mile from the Den, and currently a year into construction – will deliver benefits for the North Ayrshire communities as well as long-distance road users upon completion.”

Subject to a mandatory standstill period, construction is expected to get underway in the coming months, with completion expected in spring 2020.