THE Melrose roundabout is to close for overnight resurfacing work on two nights this week.

The roundabout which is situated on the A6091 near to the Borders General Hospital will be closed from 7:30pm - 6am on Thursday March 16 and Friday March 17.

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Traffic will be diverted off the A6091 between Kingsknowes Roundabout and

Ravenswood Roundabout via the A7/ A699 / A68.

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Local access will be maintained along the A6091 up to Tweedbank Roundabout and the Borders General Hospital.

This diversion will add approximately 11 miles and 18 minutes to affected journeys.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: The resurfacing works will ensure that motorists have safer and smoother journeys whilst travelling on then A6091.

“It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway during these works, however we have scheduled them to be carried out during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

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

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