M80 OVERNIGHT ESSENTIAL SAFETY BARRIER WORKS

December 18, 2020

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Works to begin Tuesday 22 December for two nights, 8pm – 6am

• Overnight slip road closure in place for safety at Junction 4a, Low Wood

Two nights of essential safety barrier works on the southbound M80 motorway between Junctions 5 and 4 are set to get underway on Tuesday 22 December.

These safety critical works will help ensure that the road remains protected and in a safe condition for road users.

To keep road workers as well as road users safe, traffic management will be in place during the two nights of the project as follows:

• Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 23 December (two nights) – 8pm to 6am
o M80 southbound Junction 4a Low Wood on-slip closure
o M80 southbound single lane running between Junction 5 Auchenkilns and the M73/M80 diverge (Junction 4)

A signed diversion will be in place each night as required for the slip road traffic. For safety a localised hardshoulder restriction will be temporarily in place following the works, however there will be no other restrictions to traffic during the daytime.

While delays associated with these overnight works should be minimal, motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance and anticipate some increased journey time as a result of this essential project.

Commenting on the essential maintenance, Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said: “This essential project will help ensure the M80 motorway continues to operate in a safe condition for road users.

“The overnight traffic management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, and teams will do all they can to minimise disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while we carry out this essential project. We encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter @trafficscotland, or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

The works are being carried out by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited. Works have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council.