Resurfacing M8 Eastbound Junction 29-28
Our customers are advised to allow extra time to travel to and from Glasgow Airport from 26th – 29th January due to road resurfacing works on the M8 motorway.
Please see advice below from Scotland TranServ…
Scotland TranServ, as part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme will resurface 0.8 kilometres of the M8 Eastbound from Junction 29 to 28 near Glasgow Airport.
In order to reduce the impact on local commuters and freight traffic, the works will be carried out under a weekend contraflow system from 8pm on Friday 26th to 6am on Monday 29th January 2018.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:
“Scotland TranServ has involved key stakeholders such as Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland and local authorities in the scheduling of this significant project in order to minimise the impact on the travelling public.
“Works have been programmed for a period of low traffic flow, avoiding times of high commuter traffic. The contraflow system is necessary to help keep our workers and drivers safe while this short scheme of work is completed. This is an important project that delivers long-term improvements to the quality and integrity of this stretch of Scotland’s busiest motorway.”
While the project has been scheduled for a period of lower vehicle volumes, our traffic flow modelling contractor is still forecasting potential delays of up to 40 minutes. We would therefore ask drivers to plan their journeys with this in mind, particularly those travelling to Glasgow Airport. Live journey-time monitoring will also be carried out during the scheme.
Scotland TranServ is delivering an important programme of work to improve South West Scotland’s trunk road infrastructure on behalf of Transport Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of our communities.
Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative added:
“It is our aim to deliver these long-term benefits to commuters, businesses and tourists visiting our area, with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption throughout. It is a constant challenge, to balance the need to maintain the M8, Scotland’s busiest road, while reducing the impact of our works on motorists.”