Improvement works to Hawick Community Recycling Centre will begin this autumn.
The £346,000 investment by Scottish Borders Council (SBC) will redesign the Mansfield Road facility with the aim of improving traffic management, and increasing the site’s capacity.
The new design will create a one-way traffic flow through the site and keep the public away from the workings of the site, reducing the need for the community recycling centre to be closed while skips are being emptied.
Work is due to run until the end of March 2016, but disruptions will be kept to a minimum, with the majority of the improvements able to be carried out while the site remains open.
Any closures that are required will be advertised beforehand on SBC’s website -www.scotborders.gov.uk - and its Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as being issued to the local media.
Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, said: “I am delighted work to improve Hawick Community Recycling Centre is set to begin.
“The Council considered comments from members of the public when finalising the improvements and we believe the works will result in a much improved recycling centre for the people of Hawick.”
The project is being developed by the Council’s architects team and SBc Contracts. An update on the works will be provided at one of the autumn meetings of Teviot and Liddesdale Area Forum.
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