A1 resurfacing work set to begin

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Resurfacing works will be carried out on the northbound and southbound A1 between Gladsmuir and Dolphingstone junctions in East Lothian between July 2 and 6.

This section of the A1 is used by around 25,000 vehicles every day and now requires maintenance. Transport Scotland say the £85,000 investment will ensure that this section of the A1 continues to operate safely for years to come.

The works will start on Tuesday July 2 with a road closure in place between Bankton and Gladsmuir southbound for two consecutive nights. Traffic management will be in place between 8pm and 6am each night.

A signed diversion route will be in place for southbound traffic diverting them off the A1 at Bankton Junction and then travelling via the A198 followed by B1377, A6137 and finally A199 to Abbotsview Junction where they will be able to rejoin the A1 and resume their normal journey.

The works will then move to the northbound carriageway on Thursday with a road closure in place for two consecutive nights between Bankton and Dolphingstone. Traffic management will again be in place between 8pm and 6am each night.

A signed diversion route will be in place for northbound traffic diverting them off the A1 at Bankton Junction and then travelling via the A198 followed by B1361 and finally A199 to Dolphingstone Junction where they will be able to rejoin the A1 and resume their normal journey.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s operating company representative in the south east, said: “These works are being carried out at night to minimise the impact on the travelling public. However, it is essential for the safety of the workforce and motorists that these sections of the A1 are closed overnight while these works are ongoing.

“It is anticipated that there will be some disruption for motorists using this route and we would therefore encourage them to plan their journeys in advance.”