DRIVERS face more disruption this month as resurfacing work is carried out near Borders General Hospital.

Road bosses have warned there will be overnight closures during the week commencing Monday, March 12.

Motorists are already facing lengthy delays as the nearby Lowood Bridge is shut for 20 weeks to allow for £640,000 strengthening works.

And Melrose residents say carrying out the two schemes at the same time is causing problems for the area. Agnes Waldie told the town’s community council: “I have seen queues way up past the middle [Tweedbank] roundabout and we have seen more and more traffic come through Darnick.

“There are also a lot of hospital patients parking on Chiefswood Road, which is making that part busier too.”

Chairman William Windram added: “I think it has been quite gentle over the past week with the school holidays and I think that misled people a little bit. It is starting to get busy during the mornings now.”

Installation works for new traffic lights have already been completed at the BGH junction.

Amey SE Trunk Roads said: “Some minor tweaks have been made to the temporary traffic light system, but there do not appear to have been any significant impacts so far.

“We would like to thank road users for their compliance so far, but to remember that as work on the site is progressing it is important to pay attention to the temporary signs that are put out.

“There will be night works around Monday, March 12, to undertake road resurfacing work with a complete closure of the A6091 at this location.

“A temporary diversion route will be in operation from 7pm until 6am.

“Ambulances will continue to have access through the works.”