Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland is planning four nights of roadworks on the A68 from 8 to 13 September.

Resurfacing works are planned on the busy road  between Fala Dam Junction and the junction with the B6458, from 7.30pm until 6am on the nights of Friday September 8, Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13. No works are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday night.

The A68 will be closed in both directions while work takes place, with a diversion route signposted between Sheriffhall Roundabout and south of Fala Dam via the A7 and B6458. This diversion is expected to add approximately 3.5 miles and 3 minutes to affected journeys.

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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 help to address the defects on this section of the A68 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists. 

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“It is essential for safety that we close the road during these works, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight to minimize 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.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at, or on Twitter at @trafficscotland.

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement or cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.