BORDERS motorists are being warned about a road closure on a major route next month.

The A7 will shut at Langholm for “essential” surfacing works, say road officials.

The overnight closure is planned for Thursday, November 11, with the road set to be shut in both directions from 7.30pm until 6am the following morning.

A diversion route will be signposted between Hawick and Canonbie via the A6088, B6357 and B7201, adding an “estimated 20 minutes and 6.8 miles to journeys”.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s south east network manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A7 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists.

“It is essential for safety that we close the road during these works, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight to minimise the impact.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience and understanding.”

On-street parking will be suspended “at all times on this date”, according to a BEAR Scotland spokesperson.

The A7 will remain open in both directions outwith these closures.