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Thinford roundabout works

Works have been carried out on the A688, to the east of Thinford roundabout, to widen the road.

The works to widen the road are now complete and the A688 is now open to traffic in both directions.

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We have carried out works to widen the A688 to the east of Thinford roundabout to increase the capacity of the junction at this point. The works will also help to enable the regeneration of the area to the north of the A688 and east of the A167, where a new coffee and food outlet will be built. The works involved the widening of the A688, drainage, signage and lines, as well as the diversion of a number of utilities to enable the development works to take place. 

A new junction has been provided to the north of the road to allow access to the new development, as well as a right turn lane from the A688. As part of the works the layby to the east of the southbound carriageway approaching Thinford roundabout has been permanently closed.

The final phase is to complete works to the street lighting and landscaping.