Resurfacing work set to cause disruption for drivers in Galashiels

Councillor Gordon Edgar.
Councillor Gordon Edgar.

Drivers can expect disruption as resurfacing work is carried out on two Galashiels roads from later this week.

The work will take place in Church Street and Scott Crescent in Galashiels from Thursday, July 14, until Monday, July 25, and will require roads to be closed in three phases.

On Thursday and Friday, Church Street will be shut from its junction with Abbotsford Road to a point west of its junction with Glebe Place.

Residents can gain access to Glebe Place and Tea Street via Elm Row.

Next Monday and Tuesday, Church Street and Scott Crescent will be closed from west of Glebe Place to west of Elm Row.

Lawyers’ Brae will have its one-way order lifted so that residents and businesses can gain access.

From Wednesday, July 20, to Friday, July 22, Scott Crescent will be shut from west of Elm Row to east of St John Street. All closures will run from 8am to 6pm.

Carriageway road-marking will take place on Monday 25 July.

Several streets will also be subjected to parking restrictions from 7.30am to 6pm to coincide with the closures.

Selkirkshire councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for roads and infrastructure, said: “Both roads are badly needing resurfaced, and while the council recognises that the closures will cause some inconvenience to drivers and residents, the works will greatly improve both streets.

“The council has taken account of users of both roads by timing the closures during the summer holidays and re-opening the roads in the evenings and at weekends.”