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A1 Old Craighall-Thistly Cross | Essential Maintenance

A1 Old Craighall/ Thistly Cross
27th of May 2024, 8:30pm to 22nd of June 2024, 5:30am

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Transport Scotland’s operating company, BEAR Scotland, will undertake a four-week programme of overnight maintenance on the A1 from Old Craighall to Thistly Cross roundabout.

Works to be carried out during these closures include litter picking, grass cutting, gully emptying, catchpit cleaning, weed spraying, road sweeping, pothole patching, inspection of structures and repairs to signs.

The work will be carried out in phases, with overnight closures on different sections of the bypass in each phase. Overnight closures will be in place on the dates and locations listed below, from 20:30 until 05:30 each night. Diversion routes will be signposted where indicated:

A1 Resurfacing Schedule

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway while these works are carried out, however we’ll be taking advantage of the closures to carry out as many routine maintenance tasks as possible at once.

“We’ve also split the works into phases so that only the minimum length of carriageway has to be closed on any given night.

“If you are planning to use the A1 at night over the next few weeks, our advice is to check what restrictions will be in place and allow extra time for your journey if necessary.

“We thank road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

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.