Overnight closure of A68 at Gattonside: 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.


The A68 will be closed in both directions at Gattonside, north of Ravenswood Roundabout, from 20:00 until 06:00 on the night of Friday 31 July. This is to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company Amey to carry out remedial works to defective surfacing.

A diversion route for traffic on the A68 will be signposted between Earlston and Bonjedward via the A6105, the A6089 and the A698.

The A68 will remain open between Bonjedward and Ravenswood Roundabout for traffic heading to and from the A6091.

These essential works will improve safety and ride quality for road users at this location.

The scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Scottish Borders Council, Borders Buses, Borders General Hospital and Police Scotland. 

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/