A SECTION of the A7 is close for two days next week.

The road will be shut immediately north of the Torwoodlee Golf Club junction to Bowland crossroads on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2, from 9am to 3.30pm on both days.

The closure will allow patching and resurfacing works to take place, with motorists advised to use the A68 instead.

Buses will be able to pass through the works, although passengers are warned to expect delays. Advanced warning signs are currently in place to advise motorists about the closure.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for roads and infrastructure said: “These works are the latest in a series of improvements to the stretch of the A7 road from Galashiels to the Midlothian border which SBC is responsible for.

“The Torsonce corner south of Stow was resurfaced in May this year, while the Council carried out improvements to Falahill, Crookston and the Heriot bends last year.

“The A7 is one of the busiest roads in the Borders, with around 5,400 vehicles using the northern section, but by carrying out the works between 9am and 3.30pm on both days the Council has attempted to minimise the disruption for commuters.”