M8 Junction 13 Overnight Resurfacing – Scotland Transerv

M8 Junction 13 Overnight Resurfacing

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will resurface the M8 Westbound at Junction 13, near Riddrie.

In order to reduce the impact on the thousands of commuters and businesses using this extremely busy route every day, works will be carried out overnight. To protect the safety of our workers and the travelling public, it will be necessary to implement an overnight closure of the motorway over a number of nights from the evening of Monday the 28th until the early morning of Thursday the 31st of October.

Andrew Kelly, Scotland TranServ’s design lead on this short programme of work said:

“This is one of the busiest sections of the M8 through Glasgow, with around 100,000 vehicles using the trunk road every day. We have been working in consultation with local authorities, emergency services and key stakeholders to carefully schedule this scheme, keeping any disruption to local communities, commuters and businesses to a minimum.

“This £70k project is designed to address issues with the uneven surface in lanes 2 and 3, delivering tangible, long-term benefits for the thousands of commuters using the trunk road as part of their daily drive to work. Traffic management will only be implemented each evening once vehicle flows are sufficiently low.”

In order to deliver this programme of work with minimal disruption, it will be necessary to close the motorway in this area during the following times:

  • 9pm on Monday 28th to 6am on Tuesday 29th October
  • 9pm on Tuesday 29th to 6am on Wednesday 30th October
  • 9pm on Wednesday 30th to 6am on Thursday 31st October

Local diversions will be in place throughout this programme of work. Special access will be provided to emergency service vehicles. No additional arrangements will be made for windfarm traffic.

Drivers are advised to allow some extra time for their journey. Live trunk road information is available by checking trafficscotland.org, or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.