The A708 Selkirk-Moffat road in Dumfries and Galloway will be closed for six weeks from Tuesday, while £552,000 is spent resurfacing the carriageway, strengthening verges, improving drainage and replacing barriers.
A signed diversion route will be in place at peak times from 9am to 4.30pm each day.
The A708 between Selkirk and Moffat is to be closed for six weeks for road works.
Work begins today on a £552,000 resurfacing project, including work to strengthen verges, improve drainage and replace barriers.
Diversions will be in place between 9am and 4.30pm.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is calling for a summit to be held about urgent improvements to one of the main roads linking the Borders with Dumfries and Galloway.
The A708 was closed for ten days in April after a section of it collapsed into a stream.
Mr Mundell is concerned that other sections of the road are also vulnerable:
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has called for urgent action after a section of road in Dumfries and Galloway collapsed into a stream.
The stretch of road on the A708 between Moffat and Selkirk, near to Grey Mare's Tail, is thought to have broken off after heavy rainfall.
Diversions are in place via Blyth Bridge, Peebles and Innerleithen, causing a long detour for motorists.
Mr Mundell has now written to the Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown, urging him to provide support to Dumfries and Galloway Council.
"“Sadly this closure is something which has been going to happen for some time and I have repeatedly called for action to have this road upgraded.”
“The A708 is a direct link route between Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders and I and others have expressed concerns in the past about the condition along stretches of the scenic route.
"Sections of the road have collapsed before with barriers put in place, effectively creating single-file traffic.
“It is now clear that repairs and upgrades are beyond the resources of the local councils and that is why I have called on the Scottish government to get involved.
"This is an important A class road and one essential to tourism, transport and local people, therefore it is imperative it is fixed as soon as possible.
“Fortunately no one was injured in this incident but without investment there could be other similar incidents. It is not enough just to repair this section - there must be a longer term upgrade of this route,”
A large section of road in Dumfries and Galloway has collapsed into a stream.
The A708 Moffat to Selkirk road broke away near to Grey Mare's Tail.
It is thought to be the result of heavy rainfall running from the surrounding hills.
Diversions are now in place.
The A708 in the Scottish Borders, is closed in both directions between Selkirk and Moffat, due to snow.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.
A lorry has become stuck in snow and ice near Grey Mares Tail just outside Moffat.
The A708 is closed in both directions between Ballplay Road / Old Carlisle Road (Moffat) and Rodono (Cappercleuch), due the accident.