A7 to be shut near Teviothead for three nights next week

The A7 near Teviothead.
The A7 near Teviothead.

The A7 will be closed overnight south west of Hawick for three days next week for roadworks.

Resurfacing work will be carried out on the Edinburgh-Carlisle road between Toll Bar Cottage and Colterscleuch Cottage, both north east of Teviothead, from next Wednesday, April 18, to Friday, April 20.

The road will be shut between 8pm and 6am each night to allow the £115,000 project to go ahead.

“This scheme will benefit around 2,000 vehicles which use this stretch of the A7 each day by improving the condition of the carriageway and associated verges and reducing the need for future, more extensive maintenance,” said a spokesman for Amey, the Oxfordshire-based infrastructure company carrying out the work.

A signed diversion route will be in operation.

Northbound traffic will be diverted via the B6357 from Canonbie to Bonchester Bridge, then join the A6088 heading towards Hawick.

On the approach to Hawick, traffic will turn left onto the A698 and rejoin the A7 north of the town centre.

Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in the opposite direction.

Local access will be maintained, and sentry points will be set up in Hawick and Canonbie.

The work has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and Scottish Borders Council.

Real-time journey information can be found at www.trafficscotland.org