Road works and closures

There will be times when road works and closures are necessary to allow ourselves and utility companies (such as gas, telephone, water and electricity) to improve their infrastructure as well as carry out emergency repairs in a safe manner.

Road closures

We work with utility companies to minimise disruption to the travelling public as much as possible and companies are required to justify why a road closure is required.

There may be local or national events that require roads to be closed for a short period of time. These types of events are listed below and they will be advertised in the local press in advance:

  • common ridings
  • cycle tours
  • car rallying

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Road works

Road works on all roads in the Scottish Borders, including trunk roads, are listed on the Scottish Road Works Register which allows you to search a route you plan to use and see if any road works are planned.

For further information on road works in our area please call 0300 100 1800.

We are carrying out a series of additional road resurfacing improvements across the Borders during the remainder of 2016/17.

Delays or disruptions on trunk roads

Traffic Scotland provide information about possible delays and disruptions on trunk roads.

For any other questions about trunk roads - contact Amey on 0800 042 0188 who operate and maintain the trunk roads on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Road closures

A temporary traffic regulation notice or order is required when works or an event are taking place on the public road and there is insufficient road width to maintain at least one way traffic.

To apply for a road closure, we need a completed road closure application form.

If you are unsure whether an order or a notice is required, contact the Traffic Management office on 01835 825223 for advice.