A DETAILED design of the cycle path from Dundonald to Barassie and Loans to Troon is set to be created in the coming months.

Last year, a public consultation was held with three potential options with the most favourable and appropriate solution being a new route, running adjacent to the A759.

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) are now moving forward with a detailed design for the new route, with further community engagement taking place in the coming months.

In Loans, the ARA will be contacting the local community and local elected members regarding the feasibility of a shared use path link to Troon Railway Station.

Following local consultation, the Alliance will progress to the detailed design stage for part of the route (from Troon Railway Station to the underpass beneath A759/ Dundonald Road) and will pursue funding for construction to start next year.

Feasibility studies will also be undertaken for the next part of the route, running from the underpass to Loans, with the detailed design and construction stages taking place in consecutive years.

Community engagement will continue throughout this process with Loans and Troon Community Councils, South Ayrshire Council’s portfolio holder for Sustainability and the Environment and local elected members.

Cllr Ian Cochrane said: “I’m really pleased these projects are progressing and engagement with the local communities is continuing.

“These shared paths will not only encourage active travel which improves health and wellbeing, but they will also play a part in reducing South Ayrshire’s carbon footprint.”