A6091 Galafoot Bridge
COMMENCES 5th AUGUST (For 10 weeks)
Essential maintenance to the A6091 Galafoot Bridge will commence under phased lane closures, from 9pm on Sunday 5th August for 10 weeks.
We are receiving reports that vehicles are ignoring the no entry signs on the B6360 at Abbotsford House, which puts other road users at risk and increases the chance of an incident happening at this location. Police Scotland have been informed and additional signage has been added at this location to ensure that traffic is observing this one-way diversion.
This work will include the replacement of the road and footpath surfacing, the bridge deck waterproofing, and concrete repairs. The expansion joint works will be undertaken at a later date, and this will be subject to investigations to be carried out at the beginning of this phase of works. This work will prevent the deterioration of the bridge structure, by tackling potential issues early and reducing the need for more extensive, and disruptive works, in the future.
This scheme requires a full closure of the eastbound carriageway of the A6091 Galafoot Bridge – travelling from Galashiels to Tweedbank – with a signed diversion route in operation. Westbound traffic will continue to use the bridge as normal.
Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A7 to B6360 Abbotsford Road towards Tweedbank Roundabout. At Kingsknowe Roundabout traffic will join the eastbound A7 to Abbotsford Road (at Abbotsford House) and travel south to re-join the eastbound A6091 at Tweedbank Roundabout.
Emergency vehicles will use this same diversion route.
The B6360 will operate as a one-way road from A7 Junction 7 to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott. The Abbotsford Road is only open to buses and coaches from Tweedbank Roundabout to the Abbotsford visitor centre car park.
PLEASE NOTE: A separate diversion will operate for HGVs and other high-sided vehicles via the A7, A699 and A68.
Night time closures will be required at the start, middle and end of the scheme to allow for the installation and removal of the traffic management system. During these night closures a signed diversion route will be in operation. Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A7, A699 and A68.
This work has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies, community councils, road hauliers, Borders General Hospital and Scottish Borders Council.
Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland
To report a problem on the network please visit: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/report-a-problem/