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A1 East Linton | Northbound Resurfacing

A1 East Linton
7th of May 2024, 7:30pm to 25th of May 2024, 6:00am

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UPDATE (23/05): After works had been cancelled on the night of 22/05, works on the A1 will RE-COMMENCE tonight from 19:30 till 06:30. 

The A1 is set to benefit from a total of 5.3 kilometres of carriageway improvements over two sites, with Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland planning 16 nights of resurfacing works near East Linton between 7 and 24 May.

The northbound carriageway of the A1 will be renewed on sections north of Tyne Bridge and then west of Monksmuir.

Work will take place between 19:30 and 06:00 each night from 7 to 24 May, except for the nights of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May.

The northbound A1 will be closed at Thistly Cross Roundabout while work is taking place, with a diversion route signposted via the A199 to Abbotsview Junction, adding approximately 4 minutes and 0.1 miles onto affected journeys.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times.

Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A1 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists.

“It is essential for safety that we close the road during these works, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight to minimise the impact.

“We thank road users and the local community in advance for their patience and understanding. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

How to get the latest travel and traffic information

For full information on roadworks on trunk roads in the north-west and south-east of Scotland, visit the Bear Scotland website.

You can report a defect on the network by filling out this form.

Follow Bear Scotland on Twitter at @bear_scotland and at @SETrunkRoads.