A68 South of Camptown

23 September 2019

12 week maintenance programme

UPDATE (22nd October 2019): An overnight closure scheduled to take place on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 between the hours of 8pm and 6am has been postponed until Wednesday 30th October 2019. Diversion details remain as below.

UPDATE (22nd October 2019): An additional evening road closure (8pm - 6am) is required at this location to install a temporary barrier on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. A signed diversion route will be in operation with northbound traffic diverted via the A6088 and A698 to rejoin the A68 carriageway. Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in reverse. Thank you for your patience and cooperation to allow for safe installation. 


Road improvement works on the A68, south of Camptown, will take place between Monday 23rd September and Thursday 12th December 2019.

This scheme, with a value of £560,000, will benefit over 3,000 vehicles using this section of the A68 each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway, and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

Much of this work will be completed under a full-time closure of the southbound lane of the A68, with temporary traffic lights in operation, and a reduced speed limit of 30mph through the works.

A full night-time closure will take place towards the end of the scheme to allow for resurfacing work. This will be advertised in advance.

During the full closure diversions will be in place as follows; northbound traffic will be diverted at Carter Bar via A6088 & A698 before returning to the A68 at Ancrum. Southbound traffic will follow the same diversion in the opposite direction.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies, Scottish Passenger Transport, Jed Valley Community Council and Scottish Borders Council.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: www.setrunkroads.co.uk

An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service.

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://setrunkroads.co.uk/report-a-problem/