Disruption to M8 Motorway
Motorists are expected to face delays on the M8 as vital resurfacing goes underway today (June15)
With almost 50,000 vehicles using it daily, the M8 west of St James Interchange has become worn over time and now needs to be renewed.
Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out a £215,000 programme that will trial a new surfacing material more suitable to the Scottish climate and elements.
The new material will give the road a longer life before it needs repaired again.
The works are programmed to help minimise disruption to the travelling public, with resurfacing being carried out on both the main westbound carriageway as well as the westbound on-slip.
Colin Mackenzie, Amey's operating company representative for Scotland said: "These works are vital to help ensure the M8 motorway remains in good condition for years to come. The new compound being laid should give a smoother ride for a longer period of time.
While we do not expect the works to cause any major delays, we advise drivers to plan their journeys and leave extra time to reach their destinations, particularly if travelling to or from Glasgow Airport."
Traffic management info:
*The Junction 29 westbound on slip will be closed during this time with diversions in place.
* Traffic wishing to join the M8 at Junction 29 westbound will be diverted via A726 Barnsford Road onto the A726 Southbar Road then to the M898 southbound on slip at Erskine to join the M8 at junction 30 (Craigton Interchange).
* Road users travelling beyond junction 29 will be signed to use the off-side lane of the eastbound carriageway.
* Westbound traffic wishing to access the airport, junction 29 and the A737 trunk road will be signed to the nearside lane and will leave the M8 motorway using the normal junctions.
* Will be signed to use the nearside lane and the hard shoulder as they approach the working area.
* Traffic wishing to leave the M8 motorway at junction 29 and the airport will be advised to use the hard shoulder.
To ensure the safety of the road workers and road users alike, a contra flow will be in place from Friday night until Monday morning.
This is expected to be removed before the busy Monday morning peak.
This article appeared in The Gazette 15 Jun 12