Ashkirk A7 repairs overrun

TRAFFIC disruption on the A7 as the result of a £240,000 resurfacing programme is to continue beyond the scheduled period because of this week’s snow. The project began last week to improve the A7 at Ashkirk – and was scheduled to finish today.

BEAR Scotland, which is responsible for maintaining the trunk road, said this week: “The works at Ashkirk have been delayed slightly because of the recent wintery weather. Resurfacing works are now expected to be completed by Friday (March 15). We plan to return to the site next week to complete the road markings.”

Motorists travelling between Selkirk and Hawick were told to expect delays of up to 10 minutes, but drivers have reported longer waits, while First Bus say its X95 service has been 15 minutes behind schedule because of the disruptions.