TEMPORARY traffic lights are set to be used on a Borders road across a four-week period starting this month, according to officials.

The works, starting on Saturday, February 24, will improve pedestrian and cycle access along the A7 Buccleuch Road in Hawick.

The existing footway will be widened to allow shared use with cyclists, while a new pedestrian crossing will be installed, according to BEAR Scotland.

Buccleuch Road will be restricted to a single lane controlled by temporary traffic lights for the duration of these works.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These works will improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists travelling along this stretch of the A7 in Hawick.

“A lane closure with temporary traffic lights is required for the safety of road users and our workforce, however the route will remain open and we don’t expect this to cause significant delays.

“We will return at a future date to complete resurfacing and road markings for the new pedestrian crossing and will share details of these additional works as soon as timings are confirmed.”