M898 Southbound On-Slip | Resurfacing

M898 Southbound On-Slip | Resurfacing

Scheme Summary

26-29 May 2023



Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential resurfacing on the M898 southbound on-slip from the A726 roundabout between Friday 26th May and Monday 29th May 2023.

This scheme will benefit around 2,200 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 a full weekend closure of the on-slip road from 8pm on Friday 26th May and 8am on Monday 29th May, and a signed diversion will be in place. Local traffic for the M8 will follow the A726 through Erskine along Southbar Road to the Red Smiddy Roundabout, taking the third exit onto Greenock Road and joining the M8 at Junction 29A. Traffic wishing to access the M8 westbound will travel to M8 Junction 29 St James to turn and re-join on the M8 westbound.

There will also be an overnight lane closure, between 8pm and 6am each night, on the southbound A898 Erskine Bridge/M898 with an associated closure of the A82 northbound slip onto the A898 southbound. Traffic from the A82 northbound for the A898 southbound will continue along the A82 to Dunglass Roundabout and return southbound, using the southbound slip road to join the A898.

There will additionally be a lane closure on the A726 roundabout and the approach to the roundabout. The A898 southbound off-slip will remain open throughout these works. We thank road users for their patience and co-operation while this essential work takes place.


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


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