M8 Woodside Viaducts Archive

M8 Woodside Viaducts J16-J17

INTRODUCTION

Planned works will see the installation of temporary bridge props installed adjacent to the main bridge piers at several locations below the bridge deck, in preparation for a permanent repair. Pre-construction work and investigations commenced on Friday 12th March 2021.

To ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public, speed and lane restrictions will be in place on the M8 for the full extent of these structures; and associated eastbound slip roads at Junctions 17 and Junction 18 and westbound slip roads at Junction 15 on slip and Junction 17 off slip will be closed. Slip roads at Junction 16 remain open. Signed diversion routes are in operation.

Narrowed lanes have been introduced on the mainline of the M8 through the structures. HGVs are being encouraged to consider using an alternative route due to these narrow sections.

Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time to complete their journey. We thank the travelling public, stakeholders, residents, and businesses, who are impacted for their patience while this essential refurbishment work takes place.

MOTORWAY DIVERSIONS

Motorway Diversion Routes

  • Eastbound Junction 18 on slip diversion: Traffic will travel on the A804 St Georges Road to Phoenix Road, Dobbie’s Loan to the Junction 16 eastbound on slip road.
  • Eastbound Great Western Road on slip diversion: Traffic will travel via West Graham Street to Garscube Road then onto Dobbie’s Loan to Junction 16 eastbound on slip road.
  • Westbound Junction 15 on slip road diversion: Traffic will travel via Springburn Road, Royston Road, A804 Baird Street, Dobbie’s Loan, Phoenix Road and then re-join at Junction 17 Westbound.
  • Westbound Junction 17 off slip diversion: Traffic will travel via the Junction 19 off slip road to Argyle Street to North Street and follow signage.

NEWS ARCHIVE

NOVEMBER 2022

FROM: NOVEMBER 28th

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS INVESTIGATION WORKS COMMENCE MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2022

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential overnight investigation works as part of the M8 Woodside Viaducts repair scheme. These require closures of the A82 Great Western Road flyover between St George’s Cross Underground station and the Junction 17 on-slip of the M8 westbound at Stow College - and lane restrictions at the Cowcaddens Road/West Graham Street junction - from Monday 28th November until Friday 2nd December 2022, between the hours of 10pm and 6am, each night.

These investigations will inform future stages of work on the M8 Woodside Viaducts. The work will be carried out in phases, initially using a full overnight closure of the eastbound and westbound Great Western Road, with a signed diversion route in operation.

Eastbound traffic will be directed to leave Great Western Road via Maryhill Road and will join St George’s Road before continuing on to Garscube Road. From here, traffic will use the Cowcaddens Road/West Graham Street junction to continue their journey eastbound.

The second phase of the works requires a closure on the straight-ahead lane from Cowcaddens Road to West Graham Street. While this is in place, traffic will be directed north on Garscube Road and will then travel west on A804 Phoenix Road and then north on Maryhill Road to return to Great Western Road via Napiershall Street. At the same time, the Rose Street entrance to Cowcaddens Junction will also be closed, with traffic being diverted via Buccleuch Street, Dallhousie Street and Renfrew Street to then continue their journey via Cambridge Street.

Depending on the progress of the initial phase, the second phase is likely to commence for three nights from either Wednesday 30th November or Thursday 1st December 2022. At times during this phase there will be lane restrictions in force on the Cowcaddens Road/West Graham Street junction, but traffic will still be able to travel through without the need for a further diversion.

We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while these essential investigation work takes place.

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.

OCTOBER 2022

FROM: OCTOBER 17th

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS: NEXT PHASE OF PROPPING WORKS ON A804 PHOENIX ROAD

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking the next phase of propping works on the M8 Woodside Viaducts on the A804 Phoenix Road, directly below the Viaducts from Monday 17th October 2022.

Phoenix Road will be closed eastbound to facilitate the next phase of propping to the eastbound viaduct at two locations adjacent to Phoenix Road, and will remain in place until work at this location is completed.

The initial work will allow the completion of groundworks to facilitate the propping installation at the eastbound bridge supports. This will allow completion of ongoing repair works. The works will extend onto the carriageway there is no other safe option for vehicles to pass.

A signed diversion route will be in operation while this work is taking place.

Eastbound traffic intending to use the eastbound A804 Phoenix Road will be directed on to St George’s Road and then Garscube Road.

Vehicles will still be able to access the westbound M8 on-slip road via Phoenix Road, and the westbound A804 is unaffected by this closure.

Please note, emergency service vehicles will also be required to use the diversion route.

OCTOBER 2022

FROM: OCTOBER 31

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS: OVERNIGHT RESURFACING WORK COMMENCES 31ST OCTOBER 

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking resurfacing and lining work on the westbound M8 Woodside Viaducts main line and its off-slip roads, between Junction 17 and Junction 19, from Monday 31st October until Wednesday 2nd November 2022. The work will take place between 8pm to 6am, each night. 

This scheme requires a full closure of the westbound M8 carriageway for the extent of the works, with a signed diversion in operation. 

Westbound traffic will be directed to leave the M8 at Junction 16 to join the A804 and from here travel to M8 Junction 19 via A804 Dobbies Loan, Newton Street and A814 Argyle Street before re-joining the M8 Westbound at Jct 19 where the diversion will end. 

Local traffic at Jct 15 intending to travel Westbound on the M8 will also be diverted through local roads to join with traffic taken off Jct 16 at Dobbies Loan.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. 

FROM: OCTOBER 17th

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS: OVERNIGHT MAINTENANCE AT A804 DOBBIES LOAN

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential overnight maintenance on the M8 Woodside Viaducts beneath the structure on the eastbound A804 Dobbies Loan and the westbound A81 between Garscube Road and Port Dundas Road, from Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October 2022. The work will take place between 8pm and 6am, each night and the road will re-open as normal outwith these times.

This scheme requires a full closure of the road for the extent of the works, with a signed diversion in operation.

Eastbound traffic will be directed to continue on the A81 Garscube Road to join Cowcaddens Road. From here, vehicles will travel to Port Dundas Road to the A804 Dobbies Loan and the diversion will end. Westbound traffic will follow the same diversion, in the opposite direction.

Please note, emergency service vehicles will also be required to use the diversion route.

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS: PARAPET REPLACEMENT WORK COMMENCES 6th OCTOBER

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking the next phase of overnight parapet replacement work on the eastbound and westbound M8 Woodside Viaducts at Junction 17. The work will take place from Thursday 6th October to Sunday 9th October 2022, between 10pm and 6am, each night. These roads will re-open outwith the advertised times.

This work requires full overnight carriageway closures of the eastbound M8 at this location on Thursday 6th October and Friday 7th October 2022 and the westbound M8 on Saturday 8th October and Sunday 9th October 2022, with signed diversion routes in operation.

This scheme will install a new and more effective parapet system, ensuring the continued safety and reliability of this busy section of the trunk road network.

  • During the eastbound closures, traffic will be directed to join the southbound M74 to the Kinning Park Junction 1 off-slip road. From here, vehicles will travel via Paisley Road West, Kingston Street and the King George Bridge to the Broomielaw. Then traffic will join the A804 to North Street, St Georges Road and travel on the A804 Phoenix Road and continue via Dobbie’s Loan to the Craighall Roundabout where the diversion will end.
  • During the westbound closures, traffic will exit the M8 at Junction 15 (A803 Springburn) and travel via Castle Street to the A804 Baird Street and continue towards Dobbies Loan. From here, vehicles will continue to A804 Phoenix Road and re-join the westbound M8 via the Junction 17 slip road.

Emergency service vehicles will be provided with access through these works, with manned hold points established to allow this to take place.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking the next phase of overnight propping works on the M8 Woodside Viaducts on the A804 Phoenix Road, directly below the Viaducts. The propping will take place from Monday 5th September until Saturday 10th September 2022, between 8pm and 6am, each night. These additional restrictions on the A804 Phoenix Road will be removed outwith these times.

This closure is required to erect propping as part of the remedial repairs. Due to the movement of plant and use of cranes for the erection sequence there will be no vehicle access, including no access to emergency service vehicles. All vehicles will be diverted via the local road network.

Traffic will be diverted via St. George’s Road and A81 Garscube Road. Traffic will have access to the westbound M8 at Junction 19.

JULY 2022

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT: A81 GARSCUBE ROAD (SOUTH) INVESTIGATION WORKS COMMENCE 1st AUGUST

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking a week of utility investigation works on the southbound A81 Garscube Road from 5am on Monday 1st August until 6am on Monday 8th August 2022

The work will take place on the A81 Garscube Road, between St George’s Road and Dobbie’s Loan and will be in place 24/7, with a signed diversion route in operation.

This closure is required to excavate Garscube Road to allow for investigation work into utility services at this location. Due to the depth of the excavation no vehicle access will be possible. Emergency service vehicles and HGVs will also be required to use the diversion route.

Southbound traffic intending to travel via Garscube Road will be diverted via Queen Margaret Drive to Great Western Road. From here vehicles will continue via Cowcaddens Road and can access the eastbound M8 at the A804 Dobbie’s Loan junction. Local business access will be maintained via the M8 and Cowcaddens.

APRIL 2022

M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT OVERNIGHT PROPPING WORKS IN PLACE FROM WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential overnight work on the M8 Woodside Viaducts at Junction 16 to 17. In addition to ongoing closures of A804 (see below), there will also be overnight closures on the eastbound A804 Dobbie’s Loan, between 11pm and 6.30am, each night, from Wednesday 27th April to Saturday 30th April and from Monday 2nd May to Saturday 7th May 2022.

Eastbound traffic intending to use Dobbie’s Loan will be directed onto the A81 Garscube Road and from here will follow Cowcaddens Road to Port Dundas Road where it will re-join the eastbound A804. A single lane will provide continued access to the A804 Dobbie’s Loan for westbound traffic.

The latest phase of work to install propping at this structure is currently being undertaken using a series of overnight closures of the A804 Phoenix Road from Monday 25th April until Saturday 30th April, between 8pm and 6:30am, each night. A subsequent phase of work at the same location will take place from Monday 2nd May until Saturday 7th May, again between 8pm and 6.30am each night

For vehicles intending to travel on the A804 Phoenix Road, a signed diversion route will be in operation, with vehicles being diverted via St. George’s Road (eastbound) and A81 Garscube Road (westbound). Access to New City Road and Shamrock Street is being maintained via West Graham Street.

M8 westbound access will be available at M8 Junction 19 via Newton Street. M8 eastbound access will be available via M8 Junction 16.

Please Note: This route will not be open to emergency service vehicles while this work is taking place, and these vehicles are required to follow the signed diversion.

NEXT PHASES OF OVERNIGHT PROPPING WORK ON M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT COMMENCES MONDAY 25th APRIL

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential overnight work on the M8 Woodside Viaducts at Junction 16 to 17.

The latest phase of work to install propping at this structure requires a series of overnight closures on the A804 Phoenix Road from Monday 25th April until Saturday 30th April, between 8pm and 6:30am, each night.

A subsequent phase of work at the same location will take place from Monday 2nd May until Saturday 7th May, again between 8pm and 6.30am each night

A signed diversion route will be in operation, with vehicles being diverted via St. George’s Road (eastbound) and A81 Garscube Road (westbound).

Access to New City Road and Shamrock Street is being maintained via West Graham Street.

M8 westbound access will be available at M8 Junction 19 via Newton Street. M8 eastbound access will be available via M8 Junction 16.

Please Note: This route will not be open to emergency service vehicles while this work is taking place, and these vehicles are required to follow the signed diversion.

MARCH 2022

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking essential work on the M8 Woodside Viaducts. The latest phase of work to install propping at this structure requires a series of overnight closures of Phoenix Road between St Georges Road and A81 Garscube Road, from Monday 14th March until Saturday 19th March 2022, between 8pm and 6:30am, each night.

A signed diversion route will be in operation, with vehicles being diverted via St George’s Road (eastbound) and A81 Garscube Road (westbound).

M8 westbound access will be available at M8 Junction 19 via Newton Street. M8 eastbound access will be available via M8 Junction 16.

Please Note: This route will not be open to emergency service vehicles while this work is taking place, and these vehicles are required to follow the signed diversion.

Footpath Diversions

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and road workers a series of footpath diversions are in place from Monday 14th February until Friday 11th March 2022. There will be closures of the footpaths adjoining Baird Park; the footway adjacent to A804 Phoenix Road and the underpass footpaths running north and south below Phoenix Road to new City Road.

Signed pedestrian diversions will be in operation while these closures are in place and a footpath diversion map and other key information about this scheme can be found on our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/m8-woodside-viaducts-j16-j17/

FEBRUARY 2022

OVERNIGHT PROPPING WORK ON M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT COMMENCES MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY 

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential work to install propping to the M8 Woodside Viaducts which requires the overnight closure of the A804 Phoenix Road from Monday 21st February until Saturday 26th February 2022, between the hours of 8pm and 6:30am, each night.  

The work will be carried out using a full overnight closure of Phoenix Road between St Georges Road and A81 Garscube Road.  

A signed diversion route will be in operation, with vehicles being diverted via St George’s Road and A81 Garscube Road. M8 westbound access will be available at M8 Junction 19 via Newton Street. M8 eastbound access will be available via M8 Junction 16. 

Please Note: This route will not be open to emergency service vehicles while this work is taking place, and these vehicles are required to follow the signed diversion.  

Temporary pedestrian routes will also be in place - between Monday 14th February and Friday 11th March - to ensure safety of pedestrians, road users and road workers while this construction activity is taking place. 

Footpath Diversions 

To ensure the safety of pedestrians and road workers a series of footpath diversions will be put in place from Monday 14th February until Friday 11th March 2022. There will be closures of the footpaths adjoining Baird Park; the footway adjacent to A804 Phoenix Road and the underpass footpaths running north and south below Phoenix Road to new City Road.  

FOOTPATH DIVERSION MAP

(click image to download PDF)

JANUARY 2022

The installation of temporary propping requires an overnight closure of the A804 Phoenix Road from Monday 24th January until Saturday 29th January 2022, between the hours of 8pm and 6:30am, each night.

The work will be carried out using a full overnight closure of Phoenix Road between St Georges Road and A81 Garscube Road. Temporary pedestrian routes will also be in place to avoid conflict with construction activities between Monday 17th January and Friday 4th February.

A signed diversion route will be in operation, with vehicles being diverted via St George’s Road and A81 Garscube Road. M8 westbound access will be available at M8 Junction 19 via Newton Street. M8 eastbound access will be available via M8 Junction 16.

Please Note: This route will not be open to emergency service vehicles while this work is taking place, and these vehicles are required to follow the signed diversion.

OCTOBER 2021

M8 JUNCTION 18 EASTBOUND ON-SLIP ROAD TO RE-OPEN SUNDAY  24th OCTOBER 2021

The M8 Junction 18 eastbound on-slip road will re-open from 6:30am on Sunday 24th October 2021. This is the latest phase of traffic management related to the ongoing maintenance work taking place on the M8 at Woodside Viaducts from Junction 16 to Junction 17.

The eastbound Junction 18 on-slip will be reduced in length and a new road marking layout and temporary speed restriction will be in place to allow a merge with the M8 eastbound mainline. Existing traffic management will remain the same at other locations on the M8 Junctions 16 to 17, and adjacent roads.

Please note, traffic flows at peak times are likely to increase at Junction 18 once this slip is re-opened and road users are advised to plan the time of their journey accordingly or seek an alternative route if possible.

This traffic management will assist with the safe excavation and installation of the specialist temporary bridge propping system below M8 Woodside Viaducts. The initial design phase of the bridge propping system is nearing completion, and the preparations for the installation of the temporary propping are well underway.

The permanent bridge repair continues to undergo a detailed design review and our team is carrying out enhanced engagement with stakeholders to minimise disruption within the area. Each stage of the programme will be rolled out soon as it is agreed, to reduce the overall length of the repair and maximise efficiency by ensuring progressive stages of the work overlap.

AUGUST 2021

An initial trial site excavation has been completed, which was undertaken to expose one of the buried foundations and allowed for preparatory concreting works necessary to support the installation of temporary bridge props. The trial excavation has provided our engineers with valuable information on the below ground conditions, which will help inform further design and construction work at the subsequent bridge piers.

The first stage of the construction programme involves the excavation, piling or construction of high-level support works around the existing bridge columns. This work commenced on Sunday 15th August 2021

To facilitate the first stage of these programmed works, a three-phase traffic management scheme commenced, 24/7, along the A804 Phoenix Road:

  • Traffic Management Phase 1a was installed during the evening of Sunday 15th August 2021 and required nearside lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound A804, Phoenix Road, between Garscube Roundabout and the M8 West on-slip road for Junction 17. Left-only access was put in place to New City Road. A signed diversion route operated via New City Road, Shamrock Street, and Scott Street. This diversion continued onto West Graham Street and Garscube Road.

  • Traffic Management Phase 1b will be installed during the evening of Sunday 22nd August 2021 with a lane restriction in place on the M8 Junction 17 West on-slip road, situated beyond the right-hand turn from the A804, Phoenix Road. This is to allow for excavation works under the viaduct.

  • Traffic Management Phase 1c dates will be confirmed nearer the time with a nearside lane closure on the A804, Dobbie’s Loan for access to the M8 Junction 16 Eastbound on-slip road.

Please note, each traffic management scheme will be an extension of what is already in place. No traffic management measures will be removed prior to the next traffic management scheme commencing.

Public access will be maintained for the pedestrian underpass beneath Phoenix Road, which will be accessible via the construction of a temporary ramp. Closed pedestrian access will be well signposted at the site with alternative routes.

Future construction stages of the project will see the installation of the bridge propping system and jacking of the structures to complete repairs to the crossheads. These future stages are undergoing a detailed design review and our team is carrying out enhanced engagement with stakeholders to minimise disruption within the area. Each stage of the programme will be rolled out soon as it is agreed, to reduce the overall length of the repair and maximise efficiency by ensuring progressive stages of the work overlap.

While road users may not see significant activity on the M8 motorway where temporary lane closures are currently in place, a considerable amount of investigation, design, stakeholder, and construction activities are ongoing below the structure.