Temporary Galashiels one-way system ends

Galashiels town centre, Burgh Chambers.
Galashiels town centre, Burgh Chambers.

However temporary traffic lights may be required on Ladhope Vale

The temporary one-way system in Galashiels town centre to allow for the safe construction of the new railway station has come to an end.

The traffic arrangements were required to allow the railway track formation to be installed, a new retaining wall to be built and the station platform to be installed.

Whilst the one way system has come to an end, access to Ladhope Vale remains vital to allow for the safe completion of the railway in Galashiels. This means that temporary off-peak traffic lights may be required on Ladhope Vale in the coming months for the safety of the workers as well as the travelling public. Advance notice will be provided to motorists in such instances.

Hugh Wark, project director for Network Rail, said: “Galashiels continues to remain a hub of activity as we work towards the completion of the railway’s construction this summer. As such, even though the one-way system has come to an end, Ladhope Vale may require temporary traffic lights for short periods whilst the station and associated works are completed.

“We thank the community for their on-going patience and support whilst these construction works have been underway.”

In other news, the project team anticipates that the rail installation machine will arrive in Galashiels later this week, before completing the last stretch of track in Tweedbank next month.