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:
Staff have begun preparatory work beside the A75 at Carrutherstown, in Dumfries and Galloway, which will see a section of the road upgraded.
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.
Calls are being made for upgrades to be carried out on a major trunk road in the Scottish Borders.
Figures have been released showing there have been nearly 500 accidents between Edinburgh and the Borders in the last decade.
Now a local politician is asking the Scottish Government to consider making the A68 dual carriageway.
Watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
John Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire wants to see more investment on the A68 to make it safer, by introducing more crawler lanes, and by duelling sections.
Calls are being made for one of the main roads in the Borders to be upgraded.
Figures show there have been nearly 500 accidents on the A68 between Edinburgh and the Borders over the last 10 years, and 15 of those were fatal.
The local MSP John Lamont is campaigning for the route to be dualled in the future - and many drivers agree:
John Lamont, MSP, is calling on the Scottish Government to make the A68 safer.
Statistics revealed there have been nearly 500 accidents on the road in the past 10 years between the Scottish border and Edinburgh.
Mr Lamont is now calling on the Scottish Government to make the road safer after 15 people died on the stretch.