THE A7 is set to close tonight Wednesday March 15 2023 to facilitate resurfacing work to improve the road surface.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and the public during these works, the road will be closed 0.5km south of Parkdail.

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Traffic will be diverted off the A7 between Hawick and Canonbie via the B7201, B6357, A6088.

This diversion will add approximately 6 miles and 15 minutes to affected journeys.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: The resurfacing works will ensure that motorists have safer and smoother journeys whilst travelling on the A7.

“It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway during these works, however we have scheduled them to be carried out during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

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Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans. 

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