Published: Wednesday, 7th November 2018
A £2.6million resurfacing programme to improve 32 roads in the Borders this financial year moves onto Innerleithen High Street next week.
Innerleithen inprovement scheme
The improvement scheme will begin on Monday 12 November and run until Friday 23 November, excluding weekends, and will be carried out using a convoy system to keep the busy section of the A72 open.
The convoy system will be in operation between 9am and 4.30pm. Parking restrictions will be in place from 8.30am to 5pm on the High Street.
The works will take place in two phases, with staff on site to assist with traffic management and deliveries to local businesses where practically possible.
The resurfacing programme was boosted by an additional £1.8million committed by our Administration in this year’s budget, which means 32 key town and village routes could be included.
The schemes completed so far include:
- A99 Greycrook
- Scott Street, Galashiels
- Earlston High Street
- Oxnam Road, Jedburgh
- Crofts Road, Cockburnspath
- Callander Place, Cockburnspath
- Jedburgh Road, Kelso
- A701 Romanno Bridge
Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure
“This latest resurfacing project will be welcomed by users of the A72 road and Innerleithen residents, with the busy road showing signs of wear and tear from previous severe weather and the high number of vehicles which use it.
“With Dirtpot Corner improvement scheme currently ongoing with traffic lights in use, I would encourage anyone using the A72 to give themselves extra time during the vital Innerleithen High Street works.
“The Council is 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.”
Shona Haslam, Leader
“The Council recognises the importance of our roads network to the Borders, particularly after the extensive damage caused by the Beast from the East in February/March this year.
“That is why we decided to provide additional investment in our roads and I am delighted to see the work completed thus far. In particular, the work at Dirtpot Corner that is long overdue and Innerleithen High Street that has been needing resurfaced for a long time.”
An image of the resurfacing plan is available on our Flickr page.
The following roads were included in the £2.6million resurfacing scheme this financial year:
- 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
- B6401 High Street, Yetholm
- C41 Oxnam Road, Jedburgh
- C132 Jedburgh Road, Kelso
- DK58/4 Oakfield Court, Kelso
- 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
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
- A701 Romanno Bridge
- A701 Hallow Burn
- A72 High Street/Peebles Road, Innerleithen
- DP77/1 Kingsmeadows Gardens, Peebles
- D18/1 Caberston Road, Walkerburn