THE A68 is set to close for four nights of roadworks from 11 to 14 September.

Resurfacing works are planned on the A68 between Fala Dam Junction and the junction with the B6458, from 19:30 until 06:00 on the nights of Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September.

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These works have been rescheduled and will now commence on the night of Monday 11 September instead of Friday 8 September as previously advertised.

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.