RESURFACING work is scheduled to take place on the A7 at Highmill Bridge, North of Langholm this week.

The work will take place between 7pm on Tuesday September 5 to 5am on Wednesday September 6.

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

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Ther will be a signed diversions and road users are to leave the A7 via Canonbie and follow the B7201, B6357 and A6088 to Hawick.

This diversion will add approximately 8 miles and 20 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.”

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.