MOTORISTS in Selkirk are facing fresh disruption with more planned road closures later this month.

Resurfacing and repairs to parts of the A7 have been ongoing over the past few weeks.

And a seven-months project to reconfigure the town centre has also started.

But later this month roads agency Amey plans to close the carriageway between Tower Street and the Toll.

Exact details of the closures are still being drawn up, but it is expected the works will last between two and three weeks.

Selkirkshire councillor Gordon Edgar, who is responsible for transport at Scottish Borders Council, said: "The resurfacing of the A7 between Tower Street and the Toll will start at the end of the month.

"This will mean road closures, although it may only be in the evenings. A final decision has yet to be made."

The closures will lead to lengthy diversions for HGVs, which will be directed from the south of Selkirk at the golf course around by St Boswells and the A68 before rejoining the A7 at Kingsknowes Roundabout.

Refurbishment plans for the former fishmonger's on Tower Street will also lead to further traffic lights being introduced towards the end of the year.

Selkirk Regeneration Company is leading the project to turn the outlet into a community hub.

Ian King from Selkirk Regeneration Company said: "It is a worthwhile project and we should support it, but it will require traffic lights to control traffic outside as there is a lot of external work."