A MAJOR Borders road is set to close next month for essential resurfacing works.

The A7 in Selkirk will shut both ways between 7.30pm to 6am each night from Monday, May 10 until Friday, May 14 (reopening on Saturday).

The closure, on Hillside Terrace between Selkirk High School and Tower Street, will see on-street parking suspended at all times between the above dates.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A7 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists.

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“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.”

A diversion route will be signposted between Kingsknowes Roundabout and the A7 south of Selkirk via the A6091, A68, and A699.

Officials say this will add an estimated 11 minutes and 9.6 miles to journeys.

The A7 will remain open in both directions outwith these closures.