Scottish Borders Council: A7 works

15 May 2017

Scottish Borders Council: Further improvements to A7 requires overnight closure

Please note: This is not an Amey scheme. This story is being carried as information from Scottish Borders Council.

Primary school pupils and magician holding rope for a magic trick

Published: Monday, 15th May 2017

A section of the A7 road will be closed overnight for improvements this month.

The Torsonce corner south of Stow will be improved as part of a £3.8million programme of surface treatment to the Borders’ road network in 2017/18.

Closure details

  • The closure runs from Sunday 21 to Friday 26 May, starting from 8pm to 6am each night.
  • Traffic lights are currently in place at Torsonce for preparatory works.
  • The official diversion route is via the A68, while there will be no X95 bus service between Fountainhall and Galashiels during the closure times.
  • A bus diversion route will allow the X95 to go via Gilston and the A68/A6091 to Galashiels during the closure, which will only affect three journeys per night.

Our spokesperson

“The Council has carried out improvements to the A7 road at Falahill, Crookston and the Heriot bends in the last year, and these works at Torsonce will improve the route further for commuters.

“The Council recognises that the A7 is one of the busiest roads in the Borders, with around 5,400 vehicles per day using the northern section, but we have tried to reduce the impact of the short-term closure by carrying out the works overnight.”

More information

A map of the closure and diversion route is available at our Flickr page.

We are responsible for the northern stretch of the A7 road from Kingsknowes Roundabout at Galashiels to the Midlothian boundary. Transport Scotland is responsible for the A7 south of the Kingsknowes Roundabout.