From Monday, the M8 will be closed on various nights at different points for ten weeks affecting both the eastbound and westbound carriageways.
The overnight closures, commencing at 8pm, will disrupt traffic on Scotland’s busiest motorway as essential bridge maintenance works begin.
The road between Junction 7 Eurocentral and Junction 6 Newhouse will be closed on various nights for approximately five weeks and the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow will be closed overnight for ten weeks as safety railings are replaced.
Below STV News has compiled all you need to know about the closures.
The M8 eastbound carriageway between Junction 7 Eurocentral and Junction 6 Newhouse will be closed overnight for 12 nights, from 8pm on the days below to 6am the following days:
- Monday, September 5, to Friday, September 9 (five nights)
- Sunday, September 11, to Friday, September 16 (six nights)
- Sunday, September 18, (one night)
As a result, the M8 eastbound Junction 6A Chapelhall off slip road will also be closed.
The M8 westbound carriageway between Junction 6 Newhouse and Junction 7 Eurocentral will be closed for 19 nights, from 8pm on the days below to 6am the following days:
- Wednesday, September 14, to Friday, September 16, (three nights – provided the eastbound works above are completed)
- Sunday, September 18, (one night – provided the eastbound works above are completed)
- Monday, September 19, to Thursday, September 22, (four nights)
- Tuesday, September 27, to Friday, September 30, (four nights)
- Sunday, October 2, to Friday, October 7, (six nights)
- Sunday, October 9, (one night)
As a result, the M8 westbound Junction 6A Chapelhall on slip road will also be closed.
The works will see the refurbishment of the copes and parapets on the north approach to the crossing – the new barriers will be designed to modern safety standards.
For the works to be carried out safely, starting eastbound, the road will be closed between 10pm and 6am most nights for around ten weeks from Monday, September 5.
The second phase of the works will involve overnight closures most nights on the westbound side of the bridge, commencing on October 30.
Outwith these times, the bridge will only be open with narrowed lanes while any day shift works are completed.
During the closures, drivers are encouraged to use the M74 and M73.
Signed diversion routes will be in place during the closures.
During the Junction 7 to Junction 6 works, only one carriageway of the M8, eastbound or westbound, will be closed at a time.
Transport Scotland said: “The closures are essential to ensure road user and road worker safety whilst essential bridge maintenance works are undertaken.
“Works have been scheduled overnight to minimise disruption to road users. The road will reopen at 6am each morning.”
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