RESURFACING works will take place on the A7 at Selkirk High Street tomorrow Monday, 4 September.

The works will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland resurface the carriageway, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

The road will be closed in both directions between 7pm – 12.30am.

There will be a signed diversion: Road users are to leave the A7 and follow the A6091, A688 St Boswells and A699 to Selkirk.

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This diversion will add approximately 13 miles and 21 minutes to affected journeys.

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.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “The surfacing improvements will help to address defects on these sections of the A7 and will improve the driving experience for motorists.

“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 minimise 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.”

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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.