Overnight Closures for Kingston Bridge Lift
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will next week supervise a significant element of the M8 Kingston Bridge South Approaches cope and parapet upgrading works.
Using an 80 tonne crane, Raynesway Construction Ltd will lift into place THREE heavy concrete ground beams. The new bridge parapet will be anchored to these concrete beams, which have a combined weight of 24 tonnes, the equivalent of two double decker buses.
In order to carry out this work it will be necessary to close the M8 Westbound and M74 Southbound OVERNIGHT from 10.30pm on the evening of Tuesday 28th to 6am on the following morning of Wednesday 29th November.
Peter McCann, Scotland TranServ’s Major Bridges Manager said:
“This is a major milestone in the delivery of this project, as we prepare to switch from Westbound working to Eastbound. The health and safety of the travelling public, and of our workers and contractors is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ and therefore it will be necessary to close the Westbound lanes of the M8 and the Southbound lanes of the M74, which are in immediate proximity to the heavy lift operation.
“We’ve been working closely with Police Scotland, the Local Authority and key stakeholders to schedule this delicate operation. The lift has been programmed for through the night to cause minimal disruption to commuters, local communities and freight traffic.”
The main M8 Eastbound over Kingston Bridge will remain open and unrestricted throughout. Drivers are encouraged to use this route where possible.
Because of the location of the works, and the impact on two motorways, it will be necessary to implement extensive diversions for the duration of this short programme of works. Please click here for diversion text, or the button below for a diversion map: