M8 Woodside Viaducts J16-J17

MAJOR WORKS

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential maintenance on the bridges of the eastbound and westbound M8 Junctions 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaduct. This work will facilitate a permanent repair to this structure.

TRAFFIC SCOTLAND M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCTS Q&A HERE

Propping Works

The condition of the crossheads supporting the beams of these 50-year-old viaducts was found to be worse than anticipated during structural inspections in February 2021. It was then deemed essential to prop the supporting crossheads to allow more extensive repairs to be undertaken, as illustrated below.

The first stage of the construction programme involved the excavation, piling and construction of high-level support works (props) around the existing viaduct columns. The installation of the props commenced in February 2022.

MOTORWAY DIVERSIONS

MOTORWAY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Motorway Diversion Routes

  • 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.