Work begins on A75 accident blackspot

Work has begun on upgrading a dangerous stretch of road on the A75 between Dumfries and Annan.

Full report: Work begins on A75 upgrade

A multi-million pounds scheme to upgrade part of the A75 where a baby died has begun.

The road improvements are along a two and a quarter mile stretch between the Hardgrove crossroads and Carrutherstown.

The road is the main route to the port at Stranraer and is used by thousands of cars and lorries every day.

Matthew Taylor reports:

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Work begins on A75 upgrade

A75 crash scene Credit: ITV News Border

Work has begun on upgrading a dangerous stretch of road on the A75 between Dumfries and Annan.

Campaigners have been calling for road improvements for years, following a number of fatal accidents.

In one of those accidents a three-week-old baby boy was killed.