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Resurfacing M8 Blackstone Mains

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will undertake the resurfacing of the M8 Westbound at Junction 29 west of Glasgow Airport this weekend (Fri 3rd – Mon 6th November).

In order to keep disruption to a minimum while we complete the resurfacing of 650m of carriageway, it will be necessary to implement a full weekend contraflow from 8pm on Friday 3rd until 6am on Monday 6th November.

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

“Working in liaison with Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland, local authorities and other key stakeholders we have scheduled these important works to cause minimal disruption to commuters and businesses. The project will help to tackle issues with surface defects and structural cracking in one of the busiest stretches of carriageway.

“The M8 is the first major infrastructure that visitors see when they arrive in Scotland. The motorway is used by more than 100,000 vehicles every day, as they travel across the busy central belt. Because of the depth and scale of the project, we need a longer timescale for the materials to cool and harden, creating a stronger, more robust road surface.”

In order to continually monitor traffic flows through the contraflow system, Scotland TranServ will install Bluetooth live journey-time monitoring across the scheme. Our traffic flow modelling contractor is forecasting potential delays of 15 minutes for those travelling through the works.

We would ask weekend drivers to plan their journeys with these potential delays in mind, and if possible to avoid the area altogether, or consider using public transport during the work period.

For live traffic information motorists are advised to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter, or to check my.trafficscotland.org before they head out.