Hawick flood protection works put on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions

Works on Hawick’s £44m flood protection scheme have been halted for the forseeable future.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:21 pm
The temporary A7 diversion created off Commercial Road in Hawick.

That decision, announced today, is in light of the government restrictions put in place country-wide this week in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

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As a result of works being halted the planned nine-month closure of a section of Commercial Road, due to begin last Tuesday was also cancelled.

Princes Street is open to traffic but the section of Princes Street between Dickson Street and the A7 at Wilton Hill is now one-way northbound.

The flood project team insists it is “fully committed to delivering flood protection to the town” and that updates will follow.