A SECTION of East Lothian’s busiest road will be closed overnight over four days.

Nearly £250,000 is being spent on the scheme, which will see work carried out on the eastbound A1 from tomorrow (Friday).

The works will see the closure of the eastbound lanes between the Dolphingstone and Bankton junctions from 8pm each evening.

Both lanes will be re-opened to traffic on the Saturday morning at 8am.

On Sunday morning, lane two eastbound will be re-opened to traffic at 8am, while lane one will remain closed. The road will fully open by 6am on Tuesday.

The scheme will benefit about 20,000 vehicles using this section of the A1 each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway, and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

The diversion in place will see traffic exiting the eastbound A1 at Dolphingstone Junction to join the A199.

From here, vehicles will travel via the B1361 through Prestonpans before joining the A198 and the eastbound Bankton Junction on-slip road to re-join the eastbound A1.

The scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies and East Lothian Council.