A MAJOR Borders road is set to close later this month to allow “essential” work to be carried out.

Resurfacing work on the A68 is set to take place on the nights between April 26 to May 7.

The work will see the road closed between Ravenswood Roundabout and the junction with the B6458 during that period.

The road will be closed from 7.30pm to 6am.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A68 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 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.”

The work will see 1.35km of carriageway north of Oxton resurfaced.

A diversion route will be signposted via the A6091, A7, B6367 and B6458, adding approximately six miles and 15 minutes to affected journeys.