A68 Fala Dam: Severe Weather Damage

12 August 2020

Statement on severe weather damage on A68 Fala Dam

INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUING INTO SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGE ON A68 FALA DAM

A severe weather incident in the early hours of Wednesday 12th August 2020, on the A68 /B6367 from Pathhead to the B6458 at Fala Dam, has resulted in damage to the carriageway.

As a result, a full closure of the A68 is required at this location, with a signed diversion route in place.

Southbound Diversion: – A68 Junction with B6458 –turn right to B6458 – Tynehead – junction with A7- turn left to A7- Fountainhall – Stow – Galashiels – Kingsknowe roundabout junction with A6091 – turn left to A6091 – Ravenswood roundabout junction with A68 turn right into and rejoin A68.

Distance 27.5 miles. This route is 7.5miles longer and would take approximately an additional 13minutes to complete.

Northbound Diversion: – At roundabout junction with A6091 – turn left to A6091- roundabout junction with A7 – turn right to A7 – Galashiels – Stow – Fountainhall- junction with B6458 – turn right to B6458 – Tynehead – junction with A68 – turn left into and rejoin A68.

Distance 27.5 miles. This route is 7.5miles longer and would take approximately an additional 13 minutes to complete

Joanne Turner, Amey’s Principal Civil Engineer with the South East Trunk Roads Unit, said: “Geotechnical investigations into the extent of the damage and the necessary repair are ongoing, and further updates will be provided by Transport Scotland and the relevant Operating Company.

“A timeframe for the repair will be developed once investigations are completed and more information will be provided in due course.”

For further updates please refer to the STRU SE website www.setrunkroads.co,uk and the Twitter feed: @SETrunkRoads.

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

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