August 19, 2021

  • Overnight northbound closures 6-8 September 2021

The A1 at Little Pinkerton south of Dunbar is set to benefit from an improved road surface, with three nights of resurfacing works set to begin on Monday 6 September.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface 0.4km of carriageway, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public, the northbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed from the start of the dual carriageway north of Torness up to the Little Pinkerton junction from 19:30 until 06:00 each night from Monday 6 September to Wednesday 8 September.

Local access will be maintained for road users using the A1 northbound on either side of the closure area, however there will be no route through the roadworks for northbound trunk road traffic.

A diversion route for northbound A1 traffic will be signposted between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Old Craighall Junction via the A6105, A697, A68 and A720. This diversion will add approximately 25 minutes to affected journeys.

The southbound carriageway of the A1 will remain open.

Emergency services and other relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans. Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A1 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists.

“It is essential that we close the road during these works to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight to minimise the impact.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience and understanding. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

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