M8 Westbound Junction 30 Resurfacing Resumes
Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will resume resurfacing of the M8 Westbound between Junction 30 and Junction 31.
The works were postponed in March under Scottish Government physical distancing guidelines. In association with Transport Scotland, we have reviewed this project and have now classified it as an essential maintenance scheme, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the network. The resumed resurfacing of this section of the M8 Westbound will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance.
Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Area Network Manager Greater Glasgow said:
“This is an important section of the M8, and as such is widely used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is important 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.
“The health and safety of our workers, our contractors and the travelling public is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ. 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 couple of months, and for continuing to protect the country’s key workers.”
In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement an overnight closure of the full M8 Westbound carriageway between these junctions:
- 8pm on Monday 6th until 6am on Tuesday 7th July
Traffic management will only be implemented once traffic volumes are sufficiently low. Local diversions will be in place through each overnight. Special arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicle access. No additional provisions have been made for windfarm traffic.
Those drivers requiring to use the M8 for essential journeys are advised to allow some extra time travel the diversion route. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotlandon Twitter.