M8 Junction 30 Waterproofing & Resurfacing
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver a programme of waterproofing and resurfacing on the M8 at Junction 30.
The six week programme of work will start on Friday 24th August and require the motorway to operate under contraflow in order to deliver the scheme as quickly and safely as possible. The project will begin on the westbound carriageway before switching eastbound after approximately three weeks.
Scotland TranServ’s Network Bridges Manager, Brian Laurie said:
“Following investigations, issues with the waterproofing course of the M8 at Junction 30 were identified as causing defects on the motorway road surface. A significant programme of work is required to address the issue. We will be working around the clock to deliver this project, however, we need favourable weather conditions in order to make steady progress throughout.
“The project will deliver long-term protection of the structure and improvements to the carriageway in this area, connecting with recently resurfaced stretches of the motorway (1.1km total). In the long-term, works will help to increase the lifetime of the supporting structure.”
A lengthy period of design and planning has already been carried out, with Scotland TranServ consulting a number of agencies in order to keep disruption to a minimum.
Rebecca Macdonald, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineer said:
“This is a significant programme of works which will require our contractors to strip back the motorway at this section, remove the existing membrane, carry out deck repairs and install new waterproofing before rebuilding the road and completing the resurfacing. Additionally, we will install a new high containment barrier to provide adequate protection to the bridge piers which support the M8 slip road above the carriageway at Junction 30.
“Scotland TranServ has worked extensively with local authorities, emergency services, elected members and major stakeholders in the organisation of these works. We have specifically programmed the project to start after the peak holiday period and before the October week. We were also conscious of avoiding the Glasgow 2018 games.”
Motorists are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey, particularly during peak periods. Special provisions have been made for Emergency Service vehicles. Live journey-time monitoring will also be carried out during the scheme. Current travel information and estimated journey times are available on my.trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland .