A68 expected to re-open next week following landslip

The A68 is expected to re-open early next week, with BEAR Scotland’s repairs to the collapsed embankment near Fala on track for completion as programmed.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 7:22 am
The A68 at Fala Dam.

The embankment has now been built back up close to road level and phase three of the repairs has begun, in which the road itself and associated infrastructure such as drainage, kerbing and the roadside safety barrier will be constructed.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s representative for the South East, said: “The team has made excellent progress and we’re confident that we will be able to reopen the A68 early next week.

“We’re very aware of the impact that this closure has had on road users and local communities and have been doing everything in our power to get these repairs completed safely as soon as possible. I’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we complete the final phase of the works.”