WORK to create a shared cycleway along the A7 will begin this week.

Beginning on Friday, March 6, and ending on Tuesday, March 31, the shared cycleway development, which has been valued at £290,000, will take place along a stretch of the A7 south of Selkirk.

The scheme will feature single lane closures, using temporary traffic lights whilst work is ongoing. This includes temporary pedestrian walkways within the lane closures.

A spokesperson from Amey, which maintains Scotland's trunk roads said: "This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and Scottish Borders Council.

"This work will benefit around 6,300 road users, travelling on this route each day by improving safety for cyclists and promoting active travel."