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Scotland: Investigation works begin on A1


Overnight investigation works are scheduled on the A1 at three different locations, with slip road and carriageway closures on the nights of 14, 15 and 16 May.


Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will use the closures to take core samples from defective areas of the carriageway, informing the design of future resurfacing works.


The following closures will be in place:

  • On the night of Tuesday 14 May, the northbound on-slip at Bankton Junction will be closed between 19:30 and 06:00, with a signed diversion in place from Bankton Junction via the A198, B1361 and A199, rejoining the A1 northbound at Dolphingstone Junction. This diversion will add approximately 2.8 miles and 8 minutes to affected journeys.

  • On the night of Wednesday 15 May, the northbound off-slip at Old Craighall Junction will be closed between 21:00 and 06:00, with a signed diversion in place from Wallyford Junction via the A6094 and A68 to join the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass at Millerhill Junction. This diversion will add approximately 1.3 miles and 4 minutes to affected journeys.

  • On the night of Thursday 16 May, the northbound carriageway of the A1 at Lamberton will be closed between 19:30 and 06:00. Road users will be diverted from the A1 via the A6105, B6437 and B6355 to rejoin the A1 northbound at Ayton Junction. This diversion will add approximately 6.7 miles and 11 minutes to affected journeys.


Consultation has taken place with relevant stakeholders in advance of these works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.


Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s Southeast Network Manager, said: These investigations will ensure that future resurfacing works are as effective and long-lasting as possible.


“It is essential for the safety of the workforce that we close the carriageway, however we’ve scheduled the works during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.


“We’re grateful to road users for their patience and understanding.”


Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website www.traffic.gov.scot for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.

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