The A1 is to benefit from a road improvement programme with a combined value of £95,000 as resurfacing work gets underway at Lamberton and Dunbar next week.
The works are being carried out on behalf of Transport Scotland and will ensure that the road continues to operate safely for years to come.
Resurfacing works worth £30,000 will start on Monday 24 February on the southbound dual carriageway at Lamberton. Works will be carried out between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs, using a convoy traffic management system to protect the workforce.
A speed limit of 10mph will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists and during these hours there will be no access to or from Lamberton onto the southbound A1. Local signed diversions will be in place.
A four day resurfacing programme worth £65,000 will then start on Tuesday 25 February. Works will be undertaken on the northbound A1 at Dunbar, between the Spott and Thistly Cross roundabouts. Working hours will take place between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs each day with a convoy traffic management system in use.
A speed limit of 10mph will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists. During these hours there will be no access to or from Bowerhouse onto the northbound A1 and local signed diversions will be in place.
Minor delays are expected during both sets of works, however BEAR Scotland will make every effort to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.
Commenting on the works Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s Operating Company Representative for the South East, said: “For the safety of road users and road workers alike, a convoy traffic management system will be in place each day. We regret that there may be some disruption and would advise motorists to plan ahead and allow additional time for their journeys by checking the Traffic Scotland website before travelling.”
Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org.
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.
The works are being carried out by Aggregate Industries on behalf of BEAR Scotland. Works have been planned in consultation with Police Scotland, East Lothian Council and Scottish Borders Council.