June 13, 2022

  • Overnight Closures on Wednesday 22  and Thursday 23 June 2022

Overnight closures on the A1 Southbound are planned on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 June as Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland carries out coring investigation works at Gladsmuir Junction and Abbotsview.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public, there will be a slip road closure and road closure at the respective sites between 19:30 and 06:00 each night whilst the works are carried out.

During these hours, signed diversions will be put in place:

  • Wednesday 22nd June – Onslip closure with signed diversion. Traffic attempting to join the A1 Southbound at Gladsmuir Junction will be diverted to Oaktree southbound on-slip via the A199. This diversion will add approximately 0.3 miles and 1 minute to affected journeys.
  • Thursday 23rd June – Road closure with a signed diversion. Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Abbotsview southbound off-slip, rejoining at Abbotsview southbound on-slip. This diversion will add approximately 0.1 miles to affected journeys and is not expected to cause any delays.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s Network Manager for the South East, said: “These coring investigation works are necessary to allow us to plan future carriageway resurfacing works. We’ve scheduled the works at night to minimise disruption. Given the short diversions, we don’t expect any significant delays for traffic.”

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

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