M8 Eastbound Junction 31 Resurfacing – Scotland Transerv

M8 Eastbound Junction 31 Resurfacing

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface 0.7km of the M8 Eastbound at Junction 31, at Greenock Road.

Essential resurfacing of the M8 Eastbound 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.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer said:

“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.

“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 low, in line with government advice, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with minimal disruption.

“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 to implement continuous lane reductions, with a contraflow traffic management system on the M8 Westbound. Resurfacing will be carried out from 6am Monday 20th until late evening on Friday 24th July.

To set up and subsequently remove the westbound contraflow, it will also be necessary to implement a full closure of the M8 Eastbound during the following times:

  • 8pm on Sunday 19th until 6am on Monday 20th July
  • 8pm on Friday 24th until 6am on Saturday 25th July

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.

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 diversion map for overnight traffic management installation and removal: