June 29, 2021

  • Overnight weekday closures 14-16 July 2021

The A68 at Millerhill Junction is set to benefit from an improved road surface, with three nights of resurfacing works set to begin on Wednesday 14 July.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface 0.5km of carriageway, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public, both directions of the A68 will be closed between Salters Junction and Millerhill Junction from 19:30 until 06:00 each night from Wednesday 14 July to Friday 16 July. A diversion route will be signposted between Salters Junction and Millerhill Junction via the A6094, A1 and A720. This diversion will add 6 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.

Strict physical distancing protocols are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site, in line with Scottish Government guidance.

Emergency services and other relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

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 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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