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A multi-million pound flood protection scheme for Selkirk is already ahead of schedule, just a few weeks after work began.
The recent spell of good weather has allowed workers to storm ahead, and a much used footbridge has already re-opened.
Lori Carnochan reports:
The Bannerfield Footbridge is due to partly re-open as work on Selkirk's Flood Defences is ahead of schedule.
The bridge will remain closed between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday but should be re-opened at all other times.
The bridge has been closed as part of a £30m project to improve flood defences in Selkirk.
Teams at the site have been clearing vegetation and determining the exact location water mains, pipes and power cables that run along the bank and cross the river on the existing footbridge.
Contractors working on the Selkirk Flood Defence Scheme say that work on the new £30m project is progressing quicker than expected - because of the recent good weather.
The announcement comes four weeks after work started on the flood defence and footbridges at Bannerfield.