THE resurfacing work scheduled for the A702 Candymill to Melbourne Crossroads which was postponed last night due to adverse weather will resume tonight.

The works will be undertaken between 7.30pm and 6am.

To ensure the safety of the workforce and the travelling public during these works, it will be necessary to close the A702 with signed diversions in place.

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Northbound diversion will be via A72 through Skirling, then left onto A721 and rejoin A702 at Melbourne Crossroads. Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion in reverse order. This will add 6 Minutes / 4.1 Miles to the journey.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

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All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement in the event of adverse conditions.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South- East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will address and repair defects in the road surface such a potholes and cracking, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

“It is essential for the safety of the workforce that we close the carriageway during these works, however we’ve scheduled them during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.

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

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date information.

Meanwhile overnight resurfacing works on the A1 south of Cockburnspath Roundabout has been postponed for a second night according to BEAR Scotland.

This is due to the likelihood of adverse weather conditions.