A68 Jedburgh pedestrian crossing installation: 31 July

31 July 2020

Transport Scotland and Amey fully recognise the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, and it is vital that essential maintenance works are carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of these routes. A number of maintenance projects have been identified as essential and will be prioritised over the coming weeks.


Work to install a new pedestrian crossing and resurface the carriageway on the A68 at Abbey Bridge End junction in Jedburgh will take place on the night of Friday 31 July. One lane of the A68 will be closed from 19:30 until 05:00, with traffic controlled by three-way temporary traffic lights.

These essential works, with a value of £65,000, will improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and wheelchair users, as well as improving the ride quality for road users at this location.

The scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Scottish Borders Council, the local community council, businesses and bus operators. 

The safety of workers remains a top priority during this essential maintenance project. Physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project. Thorough risk assessments will be carried out and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

Please note that all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. For the current status of all road schemes please visit our website: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/current-works/

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/