M8 Black Cart to Craigmure Resurfacing
On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ will this February carry out an extensive resurfacing programme on the M8 between the Black Cart Water and the A8 overbridge, from Junction 29 to 30.
Initial resurfacing of the M8 Eastbound Hard Shoulder will be required to ensure this lane can be utilised during the contraflow traffic management for the forthcoming M8 Westbound resurfacing projects.
Tony Chambers, Scotland TranServ’s Project Design Lead on the programme said:
“This is an extremely important programme of work that has required consultation with key local stakeholders, local authorities and emergency services to ensure that we reduce disruption as much as possible while these necessary resurfacing works are being carried out. The project has been programmed for this time in order to avoid where possible, key holiday and event periods in the local calendar.
“Major resurfacing will be carried out at the weekend, with traffic management removed during the week and reinstalled the following Friday evening. Resurfacing the eastbound hard shoulder will ensure that two eastbound lanes remain open throughout, reducing the impact on drivers using this busy route.”
Further details on the projects are available below:
- M8 Eastbound Hard Shoulder A8 Overbridge to River Gryfe – Overnight closures will be implemented between Junction 30 and 29 on the M8 from Saturday 9th to Friday 15th February. Traffic Management will be installed after 8pm each night and lifted at 6am each morning in order to resurface 2km of eastbound hard shoulder.
- M8 Westbound Black Cart to Gryfe – Contraflow traffic management will be installed from 8pm on Friday 15th to 6am on Monday 18th February in order to resurface 800m of carriageway
- M8 Westbound River Gryfe to Craigmure – In order to resurface 1.1km of the westbound carriageway, contraflow traffic management will be implemented between 8pm on Friday 22nd and 6am on Monday 25th February
Drivers are advised to seek alternative travel arrangements over these weekends, with traffic modelling specialists forecasting significant delays throughout. Live trunk road information is available on trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Please click on the button below to view overnight diversion map: