Early morning disruption due to wind farm traffic

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruptions over the next three or four months due to convoys of lorries carrying abnormal loads to a wind farm site near Westruther.

Lorries are currently travelling the A68 over Soutra to Carfraemill and then south on the A697 to Westruther, between 6am and 7.30am, and drivers can expect delays until November.

Drivers heading north on these roads are being directed by police to pull over for approximately two minutes to allow safe passage of the lorries. Drivers travelling south who get caught behind the convoy face longer travel times.

Police advise drivers who intend travelling south on these roads to bear this in mind when considering journey times and where possible to use alternative routes to their destination.