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Parking, roads and pavements

Our Council is responsible for maintaining all public roads and car parks in the region. Adopted roads and car parks are inspected on a regular basis with any defects are recorded and repairs can be scheduled.

Trunk Roads, including the M74 motorway, are the responsibility of Transport Scotland.

  • The M74 motorway is managed and maintained by Autolink
  • The A7 is managed and maintained by Amey
  • The A75, A76, A77, A701, A751 and other trunk roads are managed and maintained by Scotland TranServ
  • RoadWatch
    RoadWatch is a system developed by Dumfries and Galloway Council to report on road incidents during times of emergencies and to share this information with partners and the general public.
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  • image of roadworks Planned Roadworks
    Information about planned Roadworks happening in Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Planned Road Closures
    A traffic regulation order is required by any person or organisation who plans to carry out works within the public road boundary, which requires the closure of any public road. Road closure requests can be submitted using an online form.
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  • Report street lighting faults
    We aim to fix urgent faults within 24 hours and others within 10 working days. Repairs can take longer if we need help from a power supplier.
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  • Report a Pothole/Road Defect
    We want to help you keep Dumfries and Galloway's roads in the best possible condition. Notify us of potholes or other road defects using this online form.
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  • Winter Service
    The Council has a duty to prevent snow and ice endangering the safe passage of pedestrians and vehicles over public roads. Our Winter Service keeps the Council's road, cycle and pedestrian network clear for users during adverse winter conditions.
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  • Adopted Roads
    New roads constructed in accordance with the Council's guidelines are normally adopted under the terms of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984. There is a also a statutory obligation under this Act for local roads authorities to provide a list of publicly adopted roads for inspection by the public.
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  • Parking
    The enforcement of parking regulations for residential parking, yellow lines, disc/resident zones and disabled bays is split between the Council and the Police. Illegally parked vehicles may be issued with a fixed penalty notice.
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  • Road Safety
    Information on road safety, including advice on abnormal loads, timber transport, marches/parades and road occupation permits.
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  • Cycle Lanes and Routes
    With over 450 miles (724 km) of signposted routes across the region, from the KM Trail to the National Cycle Network, cyclists are spoilt for choice.
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DGFirst - Annandale and Eskdale

Harthill Depot
Glasgow Road
DG11 2SE

Tel: 01576 203113
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DGFirst - Nithsdale

Wayside Depot
Annan Road

Tel: 01387 271171
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DGFirst - Stewartry

Abercromby Road
Castle Douglas

Tel: 01556 505255
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DGFirst - Wigtown

Commerce Road

Tel: 01776 707500
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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