Drivers in East Lothian have been warned they may experience disruption as sections of the A1 will be closed for the next month.
The A1 in East Lothian is set to benefit from an improved road surface, with 23 nights of resurfacing works scheduled between 7 November and 9 December 2022.
Working on over 4.2km of road, the works will cause a selection of stretches of the dual carriageway to be shut at 7.30pm, only to reopen at 6am the following morning.
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Advising drivers to be aware of the planned disruptions, BEAR Scotland confirmed the closures will be as follows:
- 7-11 November : The southbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed north of Thistly Cross Roundabout. Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Abbotsview via the A199 to re-join the A1 at Thistly Cross Roundabout.
- 14-18 November : The northbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed between Oaktree and Gladsmuir. A diversion will be signposted from Oaktree Junction via the A199, re-joining the A1 at Gladsmuir Junction.
- 21-24 November : The southbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed at Abbotsview. Southbound traffic will be directed to leave the A1 at Abbotsview Junction southbound off-slip and immediately re-join via the southbound on-slip.
- 28 November to 2 December & 5-9 December : The southbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed at Dolphingstone. A diversion will be signposted from Dolphingstone Junction via the A199, travelling East through Tranent and re-joining the A1 southbound at Gladsmuir Junction.
- 29 November to 2 December : The northbound carriageway of the A1 will be closed at Abbotsview. Northbound traffic will be directed to leave the A1 at Abbotsview Junction northbound off-slip and immediately re-join via the northbound on-slip.
Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times.
Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These resurfacing improvements on the A1 in East Lothian represent a significant investment by Transport Scotland to ensure smoother and safer journeys for motorists.
“We’re fortunate that there are convenient diversion routes along this stretch of the trunk road, so we don’t expect these works to cause significant delays. If you do need to travel on these nights, our advice is to allow a couple of extra minutes for your journey.
“We’re grateful to road users and local communities for their patience and understanding while we complete these improvements.”
Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org
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