South Scotland

Galashiels traffic changes to be monitored by police

Police and council officers are to monitor major changes to traffic routes through a Scottish Borders town.

A section of Ladhope Vale in Galashiels will return to being a two-way system on Monday morning after being one-way for some time.

The switch is part of the council's inner relief road project.

A statement said police and council staff would be on hand to "help drivers negotiate the new road layout for the first time".

Ladhope Vale is set to become a two-way road between the Station Brae roundabout and the new Stirling Place roundabout.

Ewan Doyle, programme manager at Scottish Borders Council, said: "The re-introduction of Ladhope Vale to a two-way configuration is a major change for drivers who are accustomed to the one-way system.

"Phasing the re-introduction of the two-way system will help minimise the impact of the change over a longer period.

"We would like to stress to drivers that caution is required when using this new layout on Ladhope Vale for the first time on 27 February."

Mr Doyle added: "We are continually grateful for the public's patience with the traffic management provisions on Ladhope Vale, as this is critical for the safe operation of the diversions over the coming weeks."

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