A1 closure north of Berwick rescheduled

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Roadworks planned on the A1 north of Berwick have been rescheduled.

Transport Scotland’s operating company, BEAR Scotland, is resurfacing a 580m stretch of carriageway near Lamberton.

The original schedule was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The road will now be closed in both directions on September 16 and then again on September 20, 21, 22, 23 and 26 between 7.30pm and 6am each night. No works will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

The A1 at Lamberton.The A1 at Lamberton.
The A1 at Lamberton.

A signed diversion route suitable for trunk road traffic will be in place during the works from the Ayton junction to the Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass, via the B6355 and the A6105. This diversion is expected to add 6.6 miles and seven minutes to affected journeys.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times and local access for residents within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

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Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve safety and ride quality for motorists using this section of the A1.

“Road closures are essential for safety, however we’ve scheduled them to take place overnight to minimise disruption.

“We’re grateful to road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement or cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.