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Edinburgh to Carlisle road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a7.Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a7 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

There are no current incidents in this location.

a7 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A7 is a major road in Scotland which stretches from Edinburgh to Galashiels. It is part of the Trans-European Road Network (TERN). The A7 was built by the Romans as a military road, originally stretching from Carlisle to Edinburgh. It has since been extended in parts.

The busiest times on the A7 are usually during peak periods, with heavy traffic due to commuters travelling to work and tourists travelling around the region. Traffic flow on the A7 is usually slow, with congested areas in several towns and villages.

The safety statistics for the A7 are generally good, but they vary by area. According to a 2017 report by the Road Safety Foundation, the A7 got a 'good' rating in 57% of the sections assessed. This means that the A7 meets acceptable levels of road safety performance. However, the report also found that there were areas of concern, such as the short stretches outside Edinburgh and Galashiels, where the A7 has reportedly seen a number of fatal accidents.

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