Construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the M8 in Glasgow will begin next month.
Proposals to develop a “street in the sky” – to replace an existing bridge deemed “not fit for purpose” by Glasgow City Council – have reached the next stage.
Members of the local authority will meet on Thursday, when they are expected to award the contract to builder BAM Nuttall Ltd.
A report submitted to councillors states that the new bridge will take 79 weeks to build and is expected to be completed by August 2021.
The new bridge forms part of a £250m redevelopment plan for the Sighthill area of Glasgow, which aims to transform existing residential and public open space into a new and improved development.
A schools campus, community facilities, low-level housing and parkland will feature.
Story by local democracy reporter Catherine Hunter