A737 Dalry Bypass, Ayrshire

In 2017 Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture was awarded a £31.2m design and build contract by Transport Scotland to construct a 3.8km of new carriageway to the east of Dalry, Ayrshire and associated junctions.

Contract Value
24 Months
Project Duration

Transport Scotland

The Project

Farrans is an expert contractor in the Roads and Bridges sector, working with clients including Transport Scotland, the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland, Transport NI and Highways England. Farrans specialises in the construction of flagship roads schemes which contribute to the economic development of regions, bringing long-term benefits to road users and local communities.

The Dalry Bypass encourages improved economic and employment opportunities through better journey time reliability for motorists and businesses along the length of the A737. In addition, the Dalry Bypass helps separate local from strategic traffic and leads to improved safety for both rural road users and communities.

The project delivered 3.8m of single carriageway with overtaking lanes, an impressive 250m viaduct over the Glasgow to Ayr Railway line and the River Garnock, a new overbridge, two new roundabouts and a cattle underpass.

Services and Expertise

The project won a Considerate Constructors award for the high standards and commitment to raising the image of construction.

The Bypass opened on the 30th May 2019, a staggering 7 months early, and the community joined the Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson, in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate.