September 16, 2022

UPDATE: These works have been completed one night ahead of schedule. As such the A68 will remain fully open to traffic on the night of Friday 14 October.

  • Seven overnight road closures on 6-7 October and 10-14 October 2022

The A68 is set to benefit from an improved road surface at Soutra, with seven nights of resurfacing works scheduled for 6-7 October and 10-14 October.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface over 1.1km of carriageway, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and the public during these works, the A68 will be closed in both directions at Soutra between 19:30 and 06:00 on the nights of 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 October.

A signed diversion route will be in place between the Tynehead junction on the A68 and Ravenswood Roundabout, via the B6458, A7, and A6091. This diversion will add approximately 5.5 miles and 13 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.

Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “We’re going to be renewing the road surface on the A68 at Soutra over seven nights in late September and early October.

“We’ve scheduled the works at night to minimise disruption, however road closures will be required for safety while we complete these improvements.

“If you need to travel on these nights, our advice is to plan ahead and allow some extra time for your journey. We’re grateful to road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement or cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.