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Jedburgh’s one-way system to change again

Jedburgh’s one-way traffic management system will change layout again on Friday, for the third time in less than three weeks.

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Lowood Bridge project team Alistair Forsyth, Greig Gibson, Ian Dickson and Paul Frankland with Leaderdale and Melrose councillors David Parker and Kevin Drum, Galashiels councillor Euan Jardine and executive member for roads and infrastructure Gordon Edgar reopening the Tweed crossing.

Lowood Bridge open again after £640,000 revamp

Lowood Bridge, east of Tweedbank, is open again following a £640,000 revamp.

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Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf with A7 action group members Marjorie McCreadie, left, and MSP Rachael Hamilton.

Minister agrees to fact-finding trip to discuss case for Selkirk bypass

Calls for an A7 bypass around Selkirk are being stepped up, and Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf has agreed to make a fact-finding trip to the Borders this summer.

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The project began in March

Blainslie road to close for six weeks due to water mains work

The installation of a new water mains pipe in Earlston will see the closure of a section of the village’s Blainslie Road for around six weeks.

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Jedburgh High Street.

One-way system on way in Jedburgh due to repairs to dangerous building

A one-way system will be in force in Jedburgh town centre for the next nine months to allow repairs to be made to a building in dangerous condition.

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One of the options under consideration is extending the Borders Railway south of Tweedbank.

Time running out to have say on Borders transport links study

Time is running out to have your say on a Transport Scotland-commissioned study set to help shape future spending on the region’s road and rail links.

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A 101 Stagecoach bus heading east through West Linton.

Council leader promises West Linton residents they won’t be left isolated due to bus funding cuts

Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam is seeking to allay fears that communities will be left isolated by spending cuts to bus routes.

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Buccleuch Street, Melrose.

Parking proposals spark public outcry in Melrose

Proposals to restrict parking in Melrose’s town centre are causing uproar among residents there without any off-street parking of their own.

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A train on the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway bosses vow to raise their game

Fewer than half of Borders Railway services to Tweedbank arrive on time, latest figures reveal.

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A nuclear convoy travelling along the Edinburgh city bypass en route to Midlothian

Fears voiced over safety of nuclear convoys through Borders

Concerns have been raised about the readiness of council staff to deal with any potential accidents affecting nuclear warheads being transported through the Borders.

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John Hawkins, who quit Selkirk's community council on Monday night to campaign for the return of a bus route.

Community councillor quits over buses

Selkirk Community Councillor John Hawkins sensationally quit on Monday evening over the cancellation of a Borders Buses route to the Borders General Hospital.

Politics
A 101 Stagecoach bus heading east through West Linton.

Fight goes on to save under-threat bus service through Borders

The fight to save a bus service feared to be nearing the end of the road is being stepped up a gear.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson on the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

Ministers urged to act now to stop our roads going to pot

A campaigning councillor is urging the Scottish Government to rethink its funding formula for repairing ravaged roads in the Borders.

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Stephen Winyard surveying potholes in Cross Street, Peebles.

Furore over potholes contnues despite £2.6m being spent on repairing Borders roads

The furore over problematic potholes across the region is growing despite Scottish Borders Council revealing plans to carry out £2.6m worth of repairs on road surfaces left in disrepair by the wintry weather dubbed the Beast from the East.

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A 101 Stagecoach bus heading east through West Linton.

Bid launched to save Borders bus service facing axe threat

Efforts are under way to save a bus service through the Borders feared to be facing the axe.

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Councillor Davie Paterson in Hawick High Street.

Suggested ban on cars in Hawick High Street dismissed as road to ruin

A controversial suggestion that Hawick High Street should be made into a pedestrian-only zone is a “car crash of an idea”, a councillor for the town has warned.

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Newcastleton.

Plea for better notice of roadworks in south west of Borders

Villagers in the south west of the Borders are calling for better co-ordination of roadworks within the region and in neighbouring council areas.

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A train on the Borders Railway.

Going east as well as south an option for Borders Railway, says report

Extending the Borders Railway east to Berwick as well as, or instead of, south west to Carlisle is among the ideas suggested for further consideration as part of plans to improve transport links in the region.

Transport
Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

New enterprise agency could put Borders on road to better future, meeting told

Rethinking the Scottish Government’s funding formula for maintenance of the region’s roads could be one of the first tasks for the soon-to-be-created south of Scotland enterprise agency, councillors have been told. 

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The A68 was closed for almost three hours north of Carter Bar after a motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a deer.

Motorcyclist in hospital after collision with deer on A68 near Camptown

A motorcyclist is in hospital after being left seriously injured by a collision with a deer on the A68 near Camptown.

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