Barrier Replacement M8 Junction 22
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will replace 1.2 kilometres of motorway barrier on the M8 eastbound between Junctions 22 and 21 at Kinning Park.
Scotland TranServ, has successfully replaced around 25 kilometres of central reservation barrier along the M8 over the last three years as part of a major refurbishment scheme.
Works will operate from 18th of April and run overnights from Sunday to Thursday for ten weeks, starting at 8pm and ending at 6am each morning.
Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s Deputy Planned Maintenance Manager said:
“Already, on behalf of Transport Scotland, we have invested over £4.5million to replace M8 barriers that are reaching the end of their maintainable life. We’ve improved lighting with hundreds of new energy efficient LED lamps and refurbished overhead gantries, installing new LED signage, delivering long-term benefits to Scotland’s busiest motorway.
“In order to complete the £620k project as efficiently and safely as possible it will be necessary to implement overnight lane closures on the motorway from Sunday to Thursday each week for up to ten weeks. Local diversions will be clearly signed.”
The programme of works will again be carried out by specialist contractor HBS, which has already replaced enough M8 barrier to stretch from Glasgow Airport to the Glasgow Fort.
“Scotland TranServ has worked closely key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and the local authorities to schedule these works, to reduce the impact on commuters and freight traffic.”