East Kilbride Expressway Road Surface Improvements

ROAD WORKS 5Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland has specifically scheduled essential road surface improvement work on the A725 for weekday overnights.

Work to repair potholes and superficial cracks will take place on the main westbound carriageway between the Douglas Street off and on slip roads each night from the evening of Monday 24th until the early morning of Friday 28th April.

Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Area Network Manager said:

“We realise that this is an essential economic artery connecting some of South Lanarkshire’s largest communities with routes both north and south, as well as across the central belt. That’s why we’re working through the night to help keep the A725 moving at peak periods.”

The health and safety of our workers, and of the motoring public is of utmost importance to Scotland TranServ. Therefore, due to the depth and width of the repair work, it is necessary to close the westbound dual carriageway towards East Kilbride to complete this £160,000
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The A725 road surface improvement project is one of a number of schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across the region.

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M8 Barrier Replacement

M8 Barrier Web 1Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin essential road safety barrier replacement on the M8 between Junctions 21 and 22.

Works to replace nearly 2 kilometres of barrier will operate each night from Sunday to Thursday, for a period of 8 weeks, commencing on 23rd April 2017.

Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s Deputy Planned Maintenance Manager said:

“These barriers are coming towards the end of their useable life and will now be replaced. In order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for commuters, freight traffic and the community, we’ve scheduled work during times of lowest possible traffic flow.”

To complete the replacement work as quickly and safely as possible, Scotland TranServ will need to close the motorway westbound when carrying out work in this direction and one of the eastbound lanes. When work is carried out on the eastbound barriers, the motorway will be closed in this direction with one of the westbound lanes also closed.

Traffic management will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 on each evening of work. Those using the M8 overnight should follow signed diversion routes.

The £500,000 M8 safety barrier improvement project is one of a number of such schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, freight traffic and tourists using one of Scotland’s busiest transport corridors.

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M8 Junction 30 Resurfacing

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Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will this week carry out essential overnight resurfacing work on the westbound M8 Junction 30.

The £240,000 project will tackle potholes and structural cracks on this stretch of the motorway. In order to complete this 1km resurfacing work as safely and efficiently as possible, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management on each of the evenings from Tuesday 18th to Friday the 21st April between 20.00 in the evening to 06.00 the following morning.

Deeper surfacing is also required on a specific section – this has been scheduled for 20:00 on Friday  evening until 12noon on Saturday 22nd April to allow the extra depth of resurfacing to cool and harden. Traffic flows are lower than on weekday mornings.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:

“This is not only one of Scotland’s busiest roads, but it is also an essential commuter, economic and tourist artery and that is why we are doing everything possible to minimise disruption by using overnight working to deliver long-term benefits to motorists.”

 

 

 

 

 

Postponement A82 Garshake to Greenhead Road resurfacing works


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The resurfacing scheme on the A82 between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road in Dumbarton, which was due to take place this weekend, is to be rescheduled.

The decision has been made to help minimise disruption for people planning to travel between Glasgow and the North West over the weekend, due to the closure of the West Highland Rail Line following a landslip near to Queen Street Station.

Transport Scotland and Scotland TranServ apologise for any inconvenience as a result of the decision and are already looking to reschedule the works to allow the necessary repairs to be carried out to the road surface.

 

A75 Collin Eastbound

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Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out a road surface improvement programme on the A75 eastbound Collin bypass.

Work to address issues of surface cracks and potholes on this stretch of the trunk road will be carried out from 7pm on the evening of Friday 7th April until 6am on the morning of Tuesday 11th April. The programme will also involve subsequent line marking work.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer said:

“We will use the crack and seat method to improve the road surface, while reducing the overall carbon footprint of the project by reusing existing materials and significantly reducing the number of lorry journeys to landfill. This innovative road maintenance method has already been used extensively on the A75 to address similar issues. We have also scheduled work over a weekend, in order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”

This £350,000 scheme of works will improve the road surface quality on 610 metres of trunk road. This is one of a number of similar projects carried out by Scotland TranServ to address issues around potholes and surface cracks on the A75 in recent years.

The scheme of works to improve this stretch of the Collin Bypass, will be carried out by our contractor DG First and their specialist sub-contractor Webfell, innovators of the crack and seat method.

In order to keep up to date with real time traffic information motorists are advised to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter or visit www.trafficscotland.org.

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A82 Road Surface Improvements

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Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will deliver a short road surface improvement project on the A82 in Dumbarton this weekend (7th to 10th April).

Work to improve the quality of southbound dual carriageway between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road has been specifically scheduled for a weekend during the Easter school holidays, in order to reduce disruption to local commuters and the community.

Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s Roads Engineer for the project said:

“This is an important road through Dumbarton, for local drivers, but also freight and tourism traffic alike. This essential programme will significantly improve the quality of the road surface, and has been scheduled in order to reduce disruption as much as possible.”

The work will help to address existing issues of potholes and superficial cracks, while also improving skid resistance to enhance safety. The health and safety of our workers, and of the motoring public is of utmost importance to Scotland TranServ. Therefore, due to the depth and width of the repair work, it is necessary to close the southbound dual carriageway to complete this £220,000 project. Northbound lanes will be unaffected.

The closure will be implemented on the A82 between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road from 20.00 on Friday 7th April until 06.00 on Monday 10th April. With delays expected, those travelling southbound should leave extra time for their journeys and ensure they follow signed diversions.

We will use monitoring technology to keep a track on any additional journey times. Local authorities, community councils, Police Scotland and transport companies have also been extensively involved in discussions around the scheduling of the project.

In order to keep up to date with real time traffic information motorists are advised to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter or visit www.trafficscotland.org.

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A8 Port Glasgow Roundabout Improvement

ROAD WORKS 5Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out a short programme of overnight resurfacing and line markings on the A8 in Port Glasgow next week.

The £51,000 project will help address issues with potholes and superficial cracks in the carriageways approaching the waterfront roundabouts either side of B&Q. Once the road has been resurfaced it will be necessary to add new lane markings.

Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Area Network Manager for Inverclyde said:

“Through our routine inspections, this stretch of Inverclyde road has been flagged as needing repair. We’re working to address similar surface issues across the region where they are needed most. Working alongside local authorities, we’re planning a programme of works to help tackle potholes and superficial cracks across the trunk road network.”

Due to the depth of road surface improvement and the nature of the carriageway, it will be necessary to shut the road in order to maintain the safety of our workers and local drivers. To keep disruption to an absolute minimum, work will take place overnight.

On each night from Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th April the road will close at 20.00 and reopen at 06.00 the following morning. Local diversions will be in place.

In order to keep up to date with real time traffic information motorists are advised to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter or visit www.trafficscotland.org.

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Drop-In Session A82 Road Surface Improvements

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Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will deliver a short road surface improvement project on the A82 in Dumbarton this April (7-10th).

Work to improve the quality of southbound dual carriageway between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road has been specifically scheduled for a weekend during the Easter school holidays, in order to reduce disruption to local commuters and the community.

The work will help to address existing issues of potholes and superficial cracks, while also improving skid resistance to enhance safety.

Due to the depth and width of the repair work, it is necessary to close the southbound dual carriageway to complete this £220,000 project. Northbound lanes will be unaffected.

The local community is encouraged to attend an Information Drop-in session being held by the project team, should those living adjacent to the works require further details:

What: Garshake Road Information Drop-In Session
Where: Cutty Sark Centre, 58 Howatshaws Road, Bellsmyre, G82 3DR
When: 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017

The A82 road surface improvement project is one of a number of schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver long-term benefits to commuters, local communities and businesses across the region.

Illuminating project for M8  

M8, lighting, LED, motorway, energy efficient, climate change, sodium, closure, traffic management, Glasgow, Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Transport ScotlandScotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out an important, overnight lighting replacement programme on the M8.

Ageing high mast lights between junctions 17 and 19 will be replaced by new masts incorporating more energy efficient modern LED lighting, delivering energy efficiency savings of more than 50 percent.

Aled Davies, Scotland TranServ’s Senior Lighting Engineer said:

“This programme of overnight works will replace 36 ageing high mast lights with new energy efficient lighting. These new LED lights not only save on power and associated costs, but they are also perceptively brighter. Also, because the masts can be centrally controlled, there is flexibility to produce even greater long-term energy savings.”

Some preparatory work has already taken place, with the remainder of the schedule programmed for overnight working in order to keep disruption to a minimum.

Work is scheduled overnight from 20.00 hours on the evening of Sunday 12th March to early morning of Monday 27th March, 2017, with all traffic management removed before 06.00 hours each morning. Further traffic management and pedestrian access details are available HERE.

 

Going, going Go4Set

Go4Set Lan Winners

 

Congratulations to our Go4Set team from Trinity High School who won the Lanarkshire Final of the competition this afternoon.

They now go on to represent the region in the National finals which will take place at Holyrood, competing against schools from all over Scotland.

Craig MacGarvie, one of Scotland TranServ’s Go4Set champions said:

“After all the hard work put in by both Trinity High and Cathkin High School, it’s great to see this reward. The two schools were very competitive throughout, and clearly that has inspired them both to do so well. We hope that the programme can inspire some of these teenagers to pursue careers in engineering and other STEM related fields.”



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