Glasgow Airport Friday 16th February – 19th February, resurfacing M8 Eastbound Junction 29-28 resumes
Customers are advised to allow extra time to travel to Glasgow Airport due to road resurfacing works. Please see below statement from Scotland TranServ for full details.
Scotland TranServ, as part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme will resume the resurfacing of the M8 Eastbound from Junction 29 to 28 that was postponed last month due to adverse weather conditions.
In order to reduce the impact on local commuters and freight traffic, resurfacing of the
0.7 kilometres stretch of the motorway near Glasgow Airport will be carried out under a weekend contraflow system from 8pm on Friday 16th to 6am on Monday 19th February.
Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:
“Scotland TranServ have worked closely with key stakeholders such as Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland and local authorities to reschedule this important programme of work and get this 700 metre section of carriageway resurfaced as quickly as possible. Working under contraflow over the weekend will allow us to minimise the impact on commuters and freight traffic.
“Works have been programmed for a period of low traffic flow. 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.”
Our traffic flow modelling contractor is still however forecasting potential delays of up to 40 minutes, and we would therefore ask drivers to plan their journeys accordingly with this in mind, particularly those travelling to Glasgow Airport. Live journey-time monitoring will also be carried out during the scheme.
On behalf of Transport Scotland, Scotland TranServ is delivering an important programme of work to improve South West Scotland’s trunk road infrastructure, supporting the economic growth and development of our communities.
Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative added:
“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. 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.”