M8 to Walkinshaw (eastbound) - POSTPONED

M8 to Walkinshaw (eastbound) - POSTPONED

13 November 2020


UPDATE: Please note that due to a forecast for bad weather, which will disrupt the safe and timely delivery of this scheme, it is being postponed. A new date for this work will be issued in due course.


Essential maintenance on the eastbound M8 to Walkinshaw will take place between 9pm on Friday 13th November until 5am on Monday 16th November 2020.

The scheme, with a value of £417,000, will benefit around 29,000 road users by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in future.

This work will be undertaken using a weekend contraflow system, with signed diversion routes in operation for slip road closures and eastbound traffic from Greenock.

During the eastbound M8 Junctions 30 – 31 closure traffic will be diverted via the A8 Newark Roundabout onto the A761 and will then travel on the A737 to re-join the M8 at Junction 29.

During the eastbound M8 Junction 29 off-slip road closure traffic will be diverted via the M898 Junction 1 and then follow the A726 Sanderling Road to M8 Junction 29. There will be signage on the southbound A898 and local road network to guide any vehicles that have travelled through the contraflow to divert via M8 Junction 27 and return via the westbound M8.

Traffic on the westbound M8 will be moved to the hardshoulder and then Lane 1 after M8 Junction 2a. The hardshoulder exists to Junction 29 as a lane drop, while the main M8 carriageway continues as a single lane between the Junction 29 slip roads. The westbound Junction 29 on-slip road will join as a lane gain and continue through the works in two lanes.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, Glasgow Airport, Intu Braehead, Strathclyde Passenger Transport and Renfrewshire Council.

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

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