Traffic management and closures on A711 for diseased tree felling

Forest Enterprise Scotland is informing the public of traffic management which will be in place for up to 10 weeks on the A711 as forestry works begin near Longwood at Mabie, between Beeswing and Cargenbridge.

Starting 28th January, there will be a lane closure and traffic management in place 09:30 to 15:00 between Monday to Friday.  Delays are expected as tree felling can only be done when the traffic is stopped so drivers are advised to seek an alternative route where possible.

There will also be a complete road closure between the same hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays from the 13th February to the 7th March, during which time diversions will be in place.

Mark Johnson, Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Harvesting and Marketing Forester said:

“The tree felling is taking place to tackle the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum which is affecting the Dumfries & Galloway region. Felling the trees is the only way we can slow down the rate at which the disease spreads.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst the work is continuing.”

For further information, contact Forest Enterprise Scotland by telephone: 0300 067 6900 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus bidh e a’ toirt seachad comhairle air poileasaidhean coilltearachd agus air riaghladh. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta as leth Ministearan na h-Alba.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.