Half-million pounds resurfacing project for A8 – Scotland Transerv

Half-million pounds resurfacing project for A8

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will shortly begin the resurfacing of 1.2km of the A8 eastbound between Port Glasgow and Langbank.

In order to deliver this £493k programme of work as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to close the A8 in this location, with works carried out under a series of eight overnight closures.

Dayle Gillespie, Scotland TranServ’s project lead on the scheme said:

“Following consultation with the local authority, emergency services and key stakeholders, Scotland TranServ is scheduling this essential programme of work for completion under eight overnight closures of the A8. Works will be split into two separate weeks, with traffic management lifted over the weekend, in order to reduce the impact on the local community.

“By working overnights, we can also minimise disruption to the thousands of commuters and businesses using this busy route every day. This short programme of work will deliver tangible, long-term improvements to the trunk road surface in this section of the A8 eastbound carriageway. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, and drivers for their patience.”

To complete these works as safely and efficiently as possible, it will be necessary for Scotland TranServ to close the A8 eastbound in this area during the following times:

  • 8pm Monday 25th until 6am Tuesday 26th November
  • 8pm Tuesday 26th until 6am Wednesday 27th November
  • 8pm Wednesday 27th until 6am Thursday 28th November
  • 8pm Thursday 28th until 6am Friday 29th November
  • 8pm Monday 2nd until 6am Tuesday 3rd December
  • 8pm Tuesday 3rd until 6am Wednesday 4th December
  • 8pm Wednesday 4th until 6am Thursday 5th December
  • 8pm Thursday 5th until 6am Friday 6th December

It will also be necessary to implement daytime single lane closures on the eastbound carriageway following the overnight closures in order to allow the surface to cool and properly harden.

Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicles. No additional arrangements will be made for windfarm traffic.

Drivers are advised to allow some additional time for their journeys. Motorists can find the latest trunk road news by visiting trafficscotland.org or following @trafficscotland on Twitter.

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