M8 | Junction 26 (eastbound)

M8 | Junction 26 (eastbound)

Scheme Summary

Scheduled:
10-24 November 2022
Summary:
Essential Maintenance

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE ON THE M8 EASTBOUND AT JUNCTION 26 COMMENCES THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2022 

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance on the M8 eastbound at the Junction 26 on and off-slip roads from Thursday 10th November until Thursday 24th November 2022. 

This scheme, with a value of £261,675, will benefit around 11,156 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. 

The work will be carried out using off-slip and on-slip road closures and single lane closures with signed diversions in operation. We thank road users for their patience and cooperation while these essential works take place. 

The first phase of resurfacing works will take place on the eastbound Junction 26 off-slip road between Thursday 10th November and Friday 18th November 2022 and will involve a full closure between 9pm and 6am, each night. There will also be lane closures on the Hillington Roundabout and on the M8 eastbound carriageway at the Junction 26 off-slip road. 

There will also be a daytime single lane closure on the eastbound Junction 26 off-slip road on Sunday 13th November 2022, between 6am and 9pm. 

Traffic wishing to leave the M8 eastbound at Junction 26 may take one of three diversions: 

  1. Continue on the M8 eastbound to Junction 24, turning right on to Helen Street and re-joining the M8 westbound at Junction 24 before exiting at Junction 25A or Junction 26.
  2. Leave the M8 at Junction 27, then turn right on to the A741 Paisley Road and right on to A8 Glebe Street, continue to Glasgow Road before turning right on to the A736 Hillington Road. 
  3. Leave the M8 at Junction 27, then turn left on to the A741 Renfrew Road and turning left on to the A761 Glasgow Road before turning left on to the A736 Hillington Road. 

In addition, overnight 9pm-6am between Tuesday 15th November and Friday 18th November 2022, the lane closures on the M8 eastbound carriageway will extend through to Junction 25 to enable investigation works for a future scheme to be carried out.  This element of works will also involve a closure of Junction 26 and Junction 25 eastbound on-slip roads overnight 9pm-6am on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November 2022 

Traffic wishing to join the M8 eastbound at Junction 26 and Junction 25a should head north along the A736 Hillington Road, then take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A8 Renfrew Road, then continue onto Shieldhall Road before turning right onto Helen Street and joining the M8 at Junction 24. 

The second phase of resurfacing works will take place on the eastbound Junction 26 on-slip road between Saturday 19th November and Wednesday 23rd November 2022 and will involve a full closure between 9pm and 6am, each night. There will also be lane closures on the Hillington Roundabout and on the M8 eastbound carriageway at the Junction 26 on-slip road. 

Additionally, on Sunday 20th November 2022, there will be a lane closure on Hillington Roundabout from the Audi garage entrance which will become a lane closure on the eastbound Junction 26 on-slip between the hours of 6am and 9pm 

Traffic wishing to join the M8 eastbound at Junction 26 may take one of three diversions: 

  1. Head north along the A736 Hillington Road, then take the second exit at the roundabout on to King’s Inch Road and turn right on to Old Govan Road to join the M8 at Junction 25A. 
  2. Join the M8 westbound at Junction 26 and leave at Junction 27, turn right on to the A741 Renfrew Road and then turn right to join the M8 eastbound at Junction 27. 
  3. Head north along the A736 Hillington Road, then take the third exit on to the roundabout on to the A8 Renfrew Road. Continue on to Shieldhall Road before turning right on to Helen Street and joining the M8 at Junction 24. 

Traffic management for this roadworks scheme will be removed by 6am on Thursday 24th November 2022.  

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

Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. 

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

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