The A1 is set to benefit from an improved road surface, with resurfacing works scheduled between Monday April 17 to Friday on April 28.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface a section 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 at Lemington southbound between these dates.

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No works are currently planned to be undertaken at the weekend.

A signed diversion will be in place. Traffic will be diverted off the A1 between Tower Farm junction and Eyemouth Junction via the A1107 then to Coldingham towards Eyemouth before going back onto the A1107.

This diversion will add approximately 1.2 miles and 8 minutes to affected journeys.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “The surfacing improvements will help to address any defects on this section of the A1.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out this project. We will do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times.


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