ROADS bosses have earmarked 32 rutted roads in the region for resurfacing throughout this year.

Around £2.6 million is to be spent on repairing some of the worst-affected carriageways across the Borders.

In the central Borders a total of seven roads will be resurfaced during 2018 - the A699 Greycrook, the C75 Chiefswood Road in Melrose, the A6105 High Street in Earlston, the C23 Scott Street in Galashiels, the DS69/2 The Valley in Selkirk, the DS72/2 Viewfield Park in Selkirk and the D18/5 Huntshaw Road/Gun Place in Earlston.

A further five roads in Peeblesshire will also be repaired - the A701 Romanno Bridge, the A701 Hallow Burn, the A72 High Street/Peebles Road in Innerleithen, the DP77/1 Kingsmeadows Gardens in Peebles and the D18/1 Caberston Road in Walkerburn.

Council leader Shona Haslam said: “The announcement of this resurfacing programme will be welcomed by Borderers, after our road network suffered significant damage following the Beast from the East.

"While we have announced this resurfacing programme, it is still important that residents help us identify issues to allow our officers to investigate.

"However, we do have 3,000 km of road and would ask for members of the public to show a little bit of patience and understanding during this extremely difficult and challenging time for the council.”

Across the Teviot and Liddesdale area a total of six roads will be resurfaced - the B6357 Under Burnmouth, and in Hawick the A698 Weensland Road, B6399 Bourtree Place, D7/3 Overhall Road, DH54/3 Ettrick Terrace and DH78/3 Howden Bank.

Only four roads are scheduled for repairs in the Cheviot area - the B6401 High Street in Yetholm, the C41 Oxnam Road in Jedburgh, the C132 Jedburgh Road in Kelso, and also in Kelso the DK58/4 Oakfield Court.

Berwickshire has been identified as the worst-affected area following the storms with ten roads identified for resurfacing - the A6105 Chirnside Bridge, the D14/6 South Street in Gavinton, the D25/6 Crofts Road and the D26/6 Callander Place both in Cockburnspath, the A697 East High Street in Greenlaw, the B6437 Main Street in Allanton, the B6438 West End in Reston, the B6461 Main Street in Leitholm, the B6355 Main Street in Ayton, and the DC2/5 Cheviot Terrace in Coldstream.