EXTRA signs have been erected around a one-way system near Galashiels as drivers continue to ignore temporary traffic regulations.

And Police Scotland's roads officers have also been alerted.

As we reported earlier this week, fire chiefs in Galashiels were forced to issue a warning after motorists were reported driving the wrong way along the B6360 near Abbotsford.

Essential maintenance to the A6091 Galafoot Bridge commenced on Sunday evening.

And a one way system was introduced on the bridge for westbound motorists with eastbound traffic using a one-way diversion route along the B6360 onto the A7.

As well as general traffic all emergency services vehicles are instructed to also follow the 10-week traffic order.

But dozens of drivers are ignoring the regulations.

A spokesperson for Amey, the company responsible for maintaining the south-east trunk road network, said: “We are receiving reports that vehicles are ignoring the no entry signs on the B6360 at Abbotsford House, which puts other road users at risk and increases the chance of an incident happening at this location.

"Police Scotland have been informed and additional signage has been added at this location to ensure that traffic is observing this one-way diversion.”

The work on Galafoot Bridge will include the replacement of the road and footpath surfacing, waterproofing of the bridge deck, deck repairs and a repair of the expansion joints.

Trunk roads contractors Amey believe the work will prevent future deterioration of the bridge structure.

The temporary one-way diversions are expected to continue until mid October.