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A66 roadworks delayed

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Work that was planned to start on the A66 today has been delayed until next week.

Drivers had been warned to allow an extra ten minutes for journeys as work to reduce flooding incidents along the section east of Keswick began.

But the roadworks, which will be in place just east of Briery Interchange with the A591, are now planned to start next Monday.

Traffic warning on A66

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Drivers have been warned to allow an extra ten minutes for journeys on the A66 as work to reduce flooding incidents along the section east of Keswick gets underway.

The £31,000 Highways England repairs are expected to last until Sunday 13 June.

The roadworks, just east of Briery Interchange with the A591, will focus on replacing damaged pipes and filters in the verge of the westbound carriageway.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation at off-peak times between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day for the duration of the work and on occasion the lights will be in place around the clock.

A 40mph speed limit past the road works will also be in place.

Increased traffic is also expected as people travel to Appebly Horse Fair on the week that it begins.


Possible delays during A76 resurfacing works

Motorists in the South of Scotland could face delays, after plans were announced for £50,000 of resurfacing works on the north and southbound lanes of A76 Dettingen Roundabout, Cumnock.

Scotland TranServ will carry out the works between Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 March.

It'll be carried out over three nights between the hours of 7pm to 6am.

Depending on the traffic management measures that will be in operation during the works, vehicles travelling on the A70 may have to use signed local diversions.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in use at the roundabout.


Road closures in Galashiels

Diversions are in place while roadworks are ongoing Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Road closures are to be expected in Galashiels for the next month.

Re-surfacing is taking place throughout March as part of a Scottish Borders Council development programme.

The work is to be carried out on Anderson Chambers and Cornmill Square between Sunday 9 and Sunday 23 March.

The works are part of the long-term aim to improve the environment of the town centre for local residents, shoppers and businesses.

The nature of the re-surfacing means road closures are necessary.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: "The major infrastructure improvements are nearing completion with the work currently being undertaken at Cornmill Square and the High Street."

He continued: "This work has focused on improvements to footways, parking, loading bays and the creation of a new civic space. However, the opportunity is being taken to properly rectify the road surface problems in these areas at the same time."

For more information about road closures in Galashiels you can visit the Scottish Borders Council website.

Six week disruptions on A708

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.

Hawick roadworks begin

Resurfacing works costing £215,000 has started on a 1.3km section of the A7 in Hawick, between the Albert Road Junction and the southern extent of the town's 30mph speed limit.**

For the next eleven days a stop/go traffic management system will be in place between 8am and 5pm each day, as well as 8pm and 11pm each night.**

From Monday October 21st until Friday October 25th the works will continue with overnight closures from 6pm until 6am on the A7 between Dovemount Roundabout and Canonbie.**


The investment programme by Transport Scotland for these works is indeed welcome news. Once complete, the works will be a huge benefit to our town and I would urge motorists and the public alike to ber patient whilst they are being carried out"

– Cllr Stuart Marshall, Hawick Provost
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