Earlston High Street to be shut for three days for roadworks

Earlston High Street, looking west towards the A68.
Earlston High Street, looking west towards the A68.

Part of Earlston High Street is to be shut for three days next week as resurfacing work gets under way.

Those works will be carried out on a section of the A6105 Berwick-Earlston road near its westernmost end over eight days, starting next Wednesday, August 1.

The first phase of the works will see part of the eastern end of the High Street closed for three days from next Wednesday to Friday, August 3, from 8.30am to 5pm daily.

Phase two of the works will be carried out employing a convoy system to allow traffic through from Monday, August 6, to the following Friday, August 10, again from 8.30am to 5pm each day.

High Street will be fully open on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5.

A diversion will go via the A68, B6362, A697, A6089 and A6105 for eastbound traffic and in reverse for vehicles heading west.

Parking restrictions will be in place on the High Street during the works from 8am to 5pm daily.

Preparatory works are currently being carried out in advance of the resurfacing programme, and temporary traffic lights are in place.

Letters will be posted this week to households and businesses affected warning them of potential disruption.

Bus services through Earlston will follow modified routes while the roadworks are taking place.

Selkirkshire councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for roads and infrastructure, said: “Earlston High Street is an important route not just for local residents and businesses but also as the A6105 is one of the main roads from the west to the east through the Borders.

“This resurfacing programme will vastly improve the road in Earlston and with only a short-term daytime closure required.

“All road users are asked to follow signed diversions during the three-day closure and allow themselves some extra journey time throughout the works.”

Earlston High Street is one of 32 key routes across the Borders being improved as part of a £2.6m resurfacing programme this year.