Drainage works set to cause delays for drivers on A7 this week

Daytime partial closures of the A7 south of Hawick will cause delays for drivers this week and into next.

Monday, 8th June 2020, 4:36 pm
The junction at Newmill on the A7 south west of Hawick.

Drainage replacement works at Coltercleuch straight began today, Monday, June 8, and will continue until Tuesday, June 16.

Two-way temporary traffic lights in operation along the route between Newmill and Teviothead daily from 8am to 6pm.

Delays are to be expected.

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The essential maintenance, costing £90,000, will replace the filter drain system at Coltercleugh, reducing the need for future, more extensive, maintenance in future.

Amey Transport, the firm carrying out the work, says it will follow essential work guidance set out by the Scottish roadworks commissionaires office during the Covid-19 crisis.

This maintenance has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, Dumfries & Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council.