A68 works start today

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Works to improve the road surface on the A68 at Lauder have begun this morning. They will take place between 7am and 6pm today (Monday, October 12) and Tuesday, October 13.

A full closure of East High Street, from Factors Park to West High Street is required while this work is being carried out. However, the road will be open as normal outwith these times. A signed diversion will be in place.

Traffic going south will be diverted onto the B6362 at the Cafraemill Hotel and proceed via the A697/A6089/A6105 before re-joining the A68 at Earlston. Northbound traffic will follow the same diversion in the opposite direction.

Local access to adjacent properties will be maintained wherever possible, but some disruption may be inevitable.

A final day of works to re-line the road surface will take place on Wednesday, October 14, between 8am and 4pm, weather permitting; however the road will not be closed and instead a temporary traffic management system will be in place.