Footbridge closures for Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme works

Published: Thursday, 25th September 2014

Bridge Street footbridge to shut.

The Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme works began on Monday 22 September with the temporary closures needed for the safety of bridge users and construction workers. The project team will seek to limit the duration of any closures and will reopen the footbridge whenever possible.

The closures are required in order to

  • Allow BT and power cables to be relocated to a temporary pipe bridge.
  • These cables will ultimately be moved to the new footbridge once its construction is completed as part of the Main Construction Works, in either 2015 or 2016.
  • The temporary pipe bridge will then be removed.

The £31.4 million Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme will see 595 properties in the Bannerfield, Philiphaugh and Riverside areas of the town removed from the national flood risk register. It will do so by protecting against the effects of flooding from the Ettrick and Yarrow waters and the Long Philip and Shaw burns.


Regular project updates are available from the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme's website.