M8 Charing Cross closures for public procession – Scotland Transerv

M8 Charing Cross closures for public procession

Due to the All Under One Banner march from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green on Saturday (4th May), authorities have requested that Scotland TranServ closes a number of M8 junctions and lanes, in order to protect public safety.

The march will cross the M8 at Charing Cross, and therefore it will be necessary to implement closure of the westbound carriageway from the junction 15 onslip at Townhead, with a lane closure in place through to junction 18 offslip at Charing Cross.

Paul Lynch, Scotland TranServ’s Network Manager said:

“The safety of motorists and the wider public is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ. It is with this in mind that we have been asked by authorities to implement a series of junction and lane closures to protect the public safety of marchers taking part in Saturday’s large scale event.

“In order to reduce disruption to weekend workers, we will implement these closures from 9.30am on Saturday morning, until such time as advised it is safe to do so. The safety of our workers will also be fully considered in the removal of restrictions. Alongside Traffic Scotland, we will keep drivers informed through Twitter, when these closures are able to be lifted and the M8 returns to normal flows.”

Traffic management will be implemented from 9.30am on Saturday 4th May. A full list of the affected junctions are detailed below:

  • M8 westbound junction 15 onslip at Townhead CLOSED
  • M8 westbound lane closure junction 15 to junction 18
  • M8 westbound junction 17 at Great Western Road onslip CLOSED
  • M8 westbound junction 18 onslip at Phoenix Road CLOSED
  • M8 westbound junction 18 at Charing Cross CLOSED
  • No access from Charing Cross or new City Road

Significant delays are expected. Please seek alternative transport for city centre routes. Local diversions will also be in place. For live updates, drivers are advised to check @trafficscotland.org or to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter.

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