Motorists ignoring road closure signs in Innerleithen

Motorists are ignoring road closure signs to use a short cut to get to work from a Borders town, it is claimed.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 1:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 1:47 pm

Impatient commuters are flouting the law by using the B709 north of the golf course in Innerleithen.

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“I was astonished at the number of vehicles driving through this area,” said Tweeddale East councillor Stuart Bell. “It’s still being used for commuting even though it’s closed. I am concerned for the residents.”

Councillor Graham Garvie, who also represents Tweeddale East, said: “It is illegal to ignore a road closure and we need to put a stop to this before something serious happens.”