M74 Larkhall On Slip Resurfacing
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will shortly resurface the M74 Northbound on slip at Junction 7, at Larkhall.
The essential resurfacing of 1.2km of the slip road will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified this resurfacing project as an essential maintenance scheme, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.
Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Manager said:
“This is an important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is vital that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain lower, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with reduced impact.
“Many new working practices have been implemented across our own workforce and those of our contractors and suppliers as we work towards the future delivery of our Network Maintenance and other programmes. Thorough risk assessments have been carried out as we take a lead in the delivery of trunk road maintenance.
“Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last few months, and for playing their part in protecting the country’s key workers.”
In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary implement the overnight closure of the Junction 7 on slip during the following times:
- 8pm on Monday 20th until 6am on Tuesday 21st July
- 8pm on Tuesday 21st until 6am on Wednesday 22nd July
We will also need to close the lane 1 of the main M74 Northbound carriageway in this area for the safety of our workers. Traffic management will be in place throughout.
Traffic management will only be installed/removed once vehicle volumes are sufficiently low.
Local diversions will be in place during the installation and removal process. Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicle access. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys while the westbound contraflow system is in place.