SIX nights of resurfacing works has been scheduled from 8-9 and 12-15 September 2022 on the A1 road near Lamberton.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface 580 metres of carriageway, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and the public during these works, the A1 will be closed in both directions on 8 and 9 September, and then again on 12, 13, 14 and 15 September, between 19:30 and 06:00 each night. No works will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

A signed diversion route suitable for trunk road traffic will be in place during the works from the Ayton junction to the Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass, via the B6355 and the A6105. This diversion is expected to add 6.6 miles and 7 minutes to affected journeys.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times and local access for residents within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve safety and ride quality for motorists using this section of the A1.

“Road closures are essential for safety, however we’ve scheduled them to take place overnight to minimise disruption.

“We’re grateful to road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement or cancellation.