The ongoing resurfacing works on the M74, between Junctions 6 and 12, are continuing this weekend and early into next week. However, this weekend will see some disruption with certain complete road closures expected.
Scotland TranServ will carry out the latest work in both directions under a series of overnight closures to ensure the safety of operatives and motorists alike. The details are below:
M74 Junction 8-9 southbound – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March. Total southbound closure of the M74 at Junction 8 both nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Diversion via B7078, re-joining M74 at Junction 10
M74 Junction 7-6 northbound – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March. Total northbound closure of the M74 at Junction 8 both nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Diversion via A71/A72 Lanark Rd/Carlisle Rd, re-joining M74 at Junction 6
M74 Junction 11-12 southbound – Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March.Total southbound closure at Junction 11 both nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Diversion via B7078, re-joining M74 at Junction 12.
Andy Fraser, operating company representative for Scotland TranServ said: “We understand the strategic importance of the M74 and its vital links to both Glasgow and the Scottish Borders therefore we are improving the longevity of the road surface; ensuring safer journeys for tourists, haulage companies and road users for years to come.
“Our works have been carefully planned to take place overnight, when traffic flows are considerably lighter, to help minimise disruption.”
Road users can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting the Traffic Scotland website and following their Twitter feed @trafficscotland.
Advanced warning signs will also be in place to inform motorists that work is underway. The programme is part of a half a million pound investment by Transport Scotland to ensure the long term resilience of the road surface on this route. It has already seen repairs made at Junctions 9 and 11.
Pictured is the newly constructed bridge, built this week at the bottom of Bogs Brae, (north Raith). The corresponding south bridge is similar and almost completed. Photo: (c) Blantyre Telegraph.