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.