For up-to-the-minute travel reports and information please visit the Traffic Scotland website.
Traffic Scotland enables the collection and distribution of real-time traffic information relating to incidents and events currently taking place on the Scottish trunk road network.
12th September 2013 - The main phase of a multi-million pound Transport Scotland investment to replace safety barriers on the Erskine Bridge is expected to start on Saturday 14 September and last for approximately 10 months.
Second Phase of £6M Safety Project to begin on Erskine Bridge - Press Release - More Information
4th June 2013 - Scotland TranServ the new operating company in the south west of Scotland will be carrying out various overnight works, which will mean carriageway closures of the M74 between June 10 and June 14.
In total around 15 operatives will work together to carry out a variety of tasks including litter picking, grass cutting, and the cleaning and maintenance of drains at the same time. Having a series of one night closures helps to reduce daytime congestion as well as saving the economy money.
M74 Blackwood Cyclic Closure - Press Release - More Information
24th May 2013 - Thoughtless litterbugs in the west of Scotland are costing the taxpayer thousands that could be better spent on fixing potholes and other road repairs.
In the first month since taking on responsibility for major roads in the south west, Scotland TranServ has picked up over 14 tonnes of rubbish – the equivalent in weight of a single decker bus from the M74, M8, M77, M80 and M73.
Litter Picking Press Release - More Information
1st May 2013 - Traffic Light Trial on Erskine Bridge will reduce delays during works - A forthcoming £6 million project to replace barriers on the Erskine Bridge will see a new approach to traffic management that could radically reduce delays during roadworks.
Works of this nature would normally see the bridge reduced to one lane in each direction, for safety reasons, with diversions and lengthy delays of up to 40 minutes.
Traffic Light Trial on Erskine Bridge - More Information
1st April 2013 - The 1st of April 2013 sees Scotland TranServ, manage and maintain the major trunk roads in the South West of Scotland.
Major arterial routes including the M8, M74, M73 and M77, as well as the Erskine and Kingston bridges will all now be maintained by the Balfour Beatty Mouchel joint venture.
The contract, which will run for five years with scope for extending for a further five years, will bring improvements to the delivery of trunk road maintenance in Scotland.
As well as the maintenance of the routes, Scotland TranServ will be responsible for gritting and snow clearing; grass cutting and weed control; gully cleaning. The repair of street lighting and traffic signals will also be part of the contract.
The new five-year contract, awarded by Transport Scotland, is worth approximately £25 million per annum and covers an area covering 1,053 km stretching from Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway to Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire.
Russell Rennie, Contract Director with Scotland TranServ, said: “I am delighted that from today, Scotland TranServ will now be maintaining the major routes in the south west. Our primary focus is on safe journeys in all seasons, journey reliability and the safety of our workforce.
He continued:” We look forward to delivering the contract and will continue to invest in the latest technology and employ the highest calibre of people, most of whom live in the central belt of Scotland.”
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