32 Borders roads to benefit from resurfacing programme

Roadworks warning triangle sign on a public road junction

Published: Monday, 30th April 2018

A total of 32 Borders roads will be improved as part of a £2.6million resurfacing programme this year.

The programme is predominantly funded by an additional £1.8m investment announced as part of our budget in February 2018 to target road repairs across the region in 2018/19.

The majority of the programme targets key routes in towns and villages which require improvements.

Councillor Shona Haslam, Leader

“The announcement of this resurfacing programme will be welcomed by Borderers, after our road network suffered significant damage following the ‘Beast from the East’.

“While we have announced this resurfacing programme, it is still important that residents help us identify issues to allow our officers to investigate.

“However, we do have 3,000 km of road and would ask for members of the public to show a little bit of patience and understanding during this extremely difficult and challenging time for the Council.”

We have welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that they will provide additional funding to help with the repairs to the road network following the extreme winter weather, which resulted in over 700 repairs being identified on the 3,000km Borders road network. We await further details on how the funding will be allocated amongst Scotland’s 32 councils.

What roads are included in the programme?

Berwickshire

  • A6105 Chirnside Bridge
  • D14/6 South Street, Gavinton
  • D25/6 Crofts Road, Cockburnspath
  • D26/6 Callander Place, Cockburnspath
  • A697 East High Street, Greenlaw
  • B6437 Main Street Allanton
  • B6438 West End, Reston
  • B6461 Main Street, Leitholm
  • B6355 Main Street, Ayton
  • DC2/5 Cheviot Terrace, Coldstream

Councillor Jim Fullarton, Berwickshire Locality Chair, said: “I welcome this investment, which will provide improvements right across the Berwickshire road network in nine different communities.”

Cheviot

  • B6401 High Street, Yetholm 
  • C41 Oxnam Road, Jedburgh 
  • C132 Jedburgh Road, Kelso 
  • DK58/4 Oakfield Court, Kelso 

Councillor Simon Mountford, Cheviot Locality Chair said: “These works will be welcomed by road users in the Cheviot area, which like the rest of the Borders has seen significant damage to its roads following an extreme winter.”

Eildon

  • A699 Greycrook
  • C75 Chiefswood Road, Melrose
  • A6105 High Street, Earlston 
  • C23 Scott Street, Galashiels 
  • DS69/2 The Valley, Selkirk 
  • DS72/2 Viewfield Park, Selkirk 
  • D18/5 Huntshaw Road/Gun Place, Earlston 

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Eildon Locality Chair and Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “While I appreciate that this extra funding will make a difference, we have to keep our focus on improving the condition of our entire 3,000km roads network.

“SBC has committed to investing over £22million in roads and bridges over the next three years, with £79m planned investment over the next ten years. This includes the additional £1.8m investment for 2018/19 to target road repairs across the region.”

Teviot and Liddesdale

  • B6357 Under Burnmouth
  • A698 Weensland Road, Hawick 
  • B6399 Bourtree Place, Hawick 
  • D7/3 Overhall Road, Hawick 
  • DH54/3 Ettrick Terrace, Hawick
  • DH78/3 Howden Bank, Hawick 

Councillor Stuart Marshall, Teviot and Liddesdale Locality Chair, said: “Teviot and Liddesdale has been as badly affected by road damage from the Beast from the East as the rest of the Borders and I am sure local residents will welcome these important works.”

Tweeddale

  • A701 Romanno Bridge
  • A701 Hallow Burn
  • A72 High Street/Peebles Road, Innerleithen 
  • DP77/1 Kingsmeadows Gardens, Peebles 
  • D18/1 Caberston Road, Walkerburn 

Councillor Robin Tatler, Tweeddale Locality Chair, said: “I am pleased that five key routes in Tweeddale have been included in the resurfacing programme.

“In a time where Council budgets are being put under more and more pressure, it is important to hear of additional investment in our roads network.”