Scottish Water has pulled out all the stops to help keep the Borders moving by finishing essential pipeline work a over a week ahead of schedule.
Construction work on a £25 million water pipe was completed eight days early, bringing clearer, fresher water to over 80,000 people.
Local disruption was kept to a minimum, with Martin’s Bridge on the B711 now fully open to traffic.
Scottish Water even provided escort services for school buses being diverted because of the bridge closures.
Project Manager Garvie Murray commended the community for playing an important part in the project.
He said: “We could not have finished this project and reopened this important Borders’ road more than a week earlier than scheduled, if it were not for the patience and support of the local community.
“Scottish Water, Scottish Water Solutions and delivery partners Biwater Leslie would like to take this opportunity to thank local people for playing a significant part in the success of this project.”
The project is part of a broad programme of investment by Scottish Water in the Borders’ water supply.
Regional Manager Craig Lawson said: “This is a hugely important project for Scottish Water customers across the region.
“The Borders is set to flourish over the next decade and Scottish Water is playing its part in that transformation.”