Temporary lights for A1 works at Redhall and Ayton junctions

Drivers in Berwickshire will be introduced to a new type of road marking material which is designed to be highly reflective in the wet and dark.

Markings made with the new material will be added at the Redhall junction of the A1 over the next two weeks by trunk road operating company BEAR Scotland.

BEAR have begun road marking and surfacing works at the A1 Redhall and South Ayton junctions this week.

Work was due to start yesterday (November 16), and will continue for two weeks. All works will be carried out under three-way temporary traffic lights.

BEAR said the initial phase of the works will be carried out overnight from Wednesday, November 16 for three nights. Works will begin at 7.30pm each evening and be completed by 6.30am the following morning. Traffic management will be removed each morning.

The second phase of the works will begin on Monday, November 21 for five days, and re-commence on Tuesday, November 29 for two days. Works will start each day at 9.30am and should be completed by 3.30pm. Bear say traffic lights will be removed each afternoon, on completion of that day’s work.

The works at the Redhall junction will include the trial of a new type of road marking material which provides high levels of reflectivity in darkness and in wet road conditions.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland south east operating company representative, said that improving road safety was a “very important” part of the work that BEAR Scotland undertakes on behalf of Transport Scotland.

He added: “I am pleased to see this safety scheme being delivered on one of the key trunk roads routes and that BEAR was able to play its part in seeing innovative solutions introduced for the benefit of road users.”

The works are part of a £75,000 Transport Scotland investment to introduce road safety measures, and are in addition to other safety improvements that have recently been undertaken to upgrade the system of road signs at these junctions.