Work has started on strengthening and refurbishing Martin's Bridge in the Scottish Borders.
The work is aimed at helping to maintain the bridge's structural strength for years to come, and the improvements will allow heavier vehicles to cross the bridge, including the large lorries taking equipment to the new Langhope Rig wind farm.
Two water diversions will be put in place on Monday (18th March), with the works due to be completed in around four weeks.
"We are now progressing well with the preparatory works at Martin's Bridge and with the maintenance and improvement works to some local roads in the area.
"We appreciate that in some locations our works are causing disruption to local road users and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding at this time."
– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure
"To assist the local community we have set up an information page on our website to allow Scottish Borders Council to provide the most up to date information with regards to the main works at Martin's Bridge and the local maintenance and improvement works."
– David Richardson, Asset Manager, Engineering and Infrastructure department