PLANS for four weeks’ worth of works to improve pedestrian and cycle access on a Borders road have been unveiled.

An existing pedestrian crossing on the A7 Commercial Road in Hawick will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing, according to officials.

The route will be restricted to a single lane controlled by temporary traffic lights during the initial civil engineering works, due to start on Monday, May 6.

It will then need to be closed fully to allow new road markings to be placed on the approaches to the crossing. 

These works will take place overnight, with details of the dates and diversions to be communicated once confirmed.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These works will improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists crossing 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 the road markings for the upgraded crossing and will share details of these additional works as soon as timings are confirmed.”