20 May 2021
The southbound carriageway of the A1 North of Tyne Bridge between Abbotsview Junction and Thistly Cross Roundabout, and the northbound carriageway between Dolphingstone junction and Wallyford junction, are set to benefit from an improved road surface.
Seven nights of resurfacing works will commence from Monday 7 June as Transport Scotland’s operating company, BEAR Scotland, resurface 2.3km of carriageway to create smoother and safer journeys for motorists.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public, the southbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed between Abbotsview Junction and Thistly Cross Roundabout from 20:00 until 06:00 each night from Wednesday 9 June to Friday 11 June. A diversion route will be signposted between Abbotsview Junction and Thistly Cross Roundabout via the A199 which will add approximately three minutes to affected journeys.
For the works at Wallyford, the northbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed from 20:00 until 06:00 each night from Monday 7 June to 13 June. A diversion route will be signposted between Dolphingstone junction and Wallyford junction via A199 and A6094. This diversion will add approximately 2.1 miles and six minutes to affected journeys.
Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times and local access for residents within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.
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 and at weekends to minimise any disruption.
“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience and understanding while we do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”
Strict physical distancing protocols are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site, in line with Scottish Government guidance.
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