M8 Baird Street Overbridge – Scotland Transerv

M8 Baird Street Overbridge

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will next week install expansion joints on the M8 Baird Street Overbridge.

In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to close the overbridge for a series of five nights, starting on Tuesday the 4th of August.

Works 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.

Brian Laurie, Scotland TranServ’s Network Bridges Manager said:

“Scotland TranServ has implemented many new working practices across our own workforce and those of our contractors and suppliers as we work towards the 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.

“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 are still lower than normal, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with reduced impact on communities and businesses as they recover at this time.

“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.”

To deliver this important project as quickly and safely as possible, with minimal disruption, we need to implement a series of overnight closures of the overbridge. These will take place during the following times:

  • 8pm on Tuesday the 4th until 5am on Wednesday the 5th of August
  • 8pm on Wednesday the 5th until 5am on Thursday the 6th of August
  • 8pm on Thursday the 6th until 5am on Friday the 7th of August
  • 8pm on Friday the 7th until 5am on Saturday the 8th of August
  • 8pm on Saturday the 8th until 5am on Sunday the 9th of August      

Drivers are advised to allow additional time for their journeys, with local diversions in place overnight. Special arrangements will be made for emergency service vehicles, however no additional measures will be taken for abnormal loads.

Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.

Please click on the button below to view overnight diversion map: