RESURFACING work on the A68 this month has been extended by one night and will now conclude on Thursday August 17 and not Wednesday August 16 as previously stated.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and the public during these works, the following road closures will be in place:

From Monday August 14 to Tuesday August 15 from 10pm to 6am – The A68 will be closed in both directions between Ravenswood RBT and St Boswells, with a signed diversion in place via the A6091, the A7 and the A699. This diversion will add approximately 15.9 miles and 23 minutes onto affected journeys.

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Fron Wednesday August 16 to Thursday August 17 7.30pm to 6am – The A68 will again be closed in both directions between Ravenswood RBT and St Boswells, with a diversion in place via the A6091, A7 and A699.

BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager Tommy Deans said: “We’re pleased to be able to deliver these resurfacing improvements on the A68.

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“We’re grateful to road users and local communities for their understanding while we carry out these essential works. We have to close the road for safety while work is in progress, however we’ll do this at night in order to minimise disruption.”

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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.

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.