Update on B7081 - Friday, October 1
Posted on 1 Oct 2021
Scottish Water, supported by North Ayrshire Council, is continuing to work to confirm the cause of the subsidence on the B7081.
A section of the road was temporarily closed after subsidence was observed, approximately 100 metres from the roundabout between Dreghorn and Springside.
Council officers met with Scottish Water officials today (Friday, October 1) to discuss the results of their Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPRS) which confirmed that there is voiding directly beneath the road in the line of a high-pressure water main.
Due to the poor weather forecast over the weekend, and the deep excavation and complexities in carefully working around the high pressure main, Scottish Water have confirmed that they are currently organising resources to be on site for Monday morning to carry out excavation works around the void and water main.
A further meeting is scheduled with Scottish Water on Monday to observe the excavation and confirm next steps in terms of repair and re-opening the road. A further update will therefore provided early next week.
In the meantime, a shuttle service has been introduced to help passengers affected by the current closure of the B7081.
The 21A Springside service - operated by Shuttle Buses - runs between Springside and Crosshouse Hospital, stopping at Crosshouse Village. This will allow local residents to travel to Crosshouse Hospital, and also to alight there to connect to wider services. The shuttle service is operating free of charge to users.
A full timetable for the service is available here.
Separately, for school pupils who normally use the public service to travel to Greenwood Academy, a designated shuttle bus is picking up children from a collection point at the junction of Main Road and Station Road, Springside, and then travel to Greenwood Academy. The service departs at 8.34am each morning. A return service is also in place, departing from the Academy at 3.55pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3.00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. This service is also being offered free of charge.