M8 M73 M74 MOTORWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
(M8/A8 DIVERSION ON APPROACH TO BAILLIESTON TO COMPLETE M8 ‘MISSING LINK’)
- Significant delays on M8/A8 corridor, M73 and local roads near Baillieston Interchange from 17 February 2017 for approximately ten weeks
- M8/A8 traffic on approach to Baillieston Interchange, Junction 8, diverted via new A8 alignment
As part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, the M8/A8 east and westbound traffic will be diverted via the newly-aligned A8 near Bargeddie, from 8 pm on Friday 17th February 2017, for approximately ten weeks.
This diversion is required to connect the existing M8 to the newly constructed M8 at Baillieston Interchange. Following these works, the M8 ‘Missing Link’ will be complete, and the new M8 between Baillieston Interchange and Eurocentral will open to traffic for the first time.
Access to all routes will be maintained and signed diversions will be in place on all approaches to Baillieston Interchange, however, significant delays are expected on the diversion routes, the M73 north and southbound and the surrounding local roads.
In addition, North Lanarkshire Council has promoted a temporary closure of the A89 westbound Coatbridge Road, between Langmuir Road and the new Bargeddie Roundabout, for the duration of the diversion to assist with traffic flows.
A temporary roundabout will also be in place at the junction of the A8 westbound Bargeddie off-slip and the A752 Aitkenhead Road.
See more HERE
For more information on Road closures in this region please visit TRAFFIC SCOTLAND, POLICE SCOTLAND or TRAFFICWATCH NORTHERN IRELAND