Resurfacing improvements mean a Galashiels road will be closed next month.

Abbotsford Road, which forms part of the A7, will be resurfaced in two phases from Sunday 13 to Saturday 26 August.

The first phase will see Abbotsford Road closed from Church Street to Douglas Place junctions from 13 to 18 August, from 6pm to 2am each night.

Phase two will see Abbotsford Road shut from Douglas Place to Hayward Drive junctions, including a small section of Tweed Road, from 19 to 26 August from 6pm to 2am each night.

The resurfacing works also mean bus services 61, 67, 69, X62 and X95 will follow a local diversion to and from A7 Kingsknowes roundabout during the closure.

Residents of Abbotsford Road are advised to park elsewhere during the closure periods as there will be no access during these times.

More information on road closures in the Borders can be found at