DRIVERS who use the A7 are being warned of three days of distruption next week.

A £115,000 resurfacing scheme will take place on the road from Toll Bar Cottage to Colterscleuch Cottage during the evenings of Wednesday, April 18 to Friday, April 20.

The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am each night.

Contractors AMEY say the scheme will benefit around 2,000 vehicles, which use this stretch of the A7 each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and associated verges, and reducing the need for future, more extensive maintenance.

A signed diversion route will be in operation for motorists.

Northbound traffic will be diverted via the B6357 from Canonbie to Bonchester Bridge where it will join the A6088 towards Hawick. On the approach to Hawick, traffic will turn onto the A698 where the will be able to re-join the A7 carriageway. Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in the opposite direction.

Local access will be maintained with sentry points established both in Hawick and Canonbie.

The work has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and Scottish Borders Council.