May 28, 2024

  • 14 weeks of overnight roadworks begins 9 June 2023

A 14-week programme of overnight maintenance works is set to get underway on the M80 and M73 motorways.

The works consist of various maintenance activities, including installation of new safety barriers, replacement of bridge joints, surfacing repairs, various cyclic maintenance activities and structural concrete repairs at a number of different locations on the M80 between Junctions 2 and 7 and the M73 between Junction 3 and the M80.

Teams will work in phases over the 14-week period, moving on to the next section in the programme once the various works are completed at each location.

To keep workers and road users safe, sections of the M80 and M73 will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am, with signed diversions in place.  There will be no traffic restrictions outwith these times.

Details of the works, their locations and provisional dates are provided in the table below:

Dates Type of Works Location Type of closure
9 June – 27 June Installation of high containment safety barrier At Westfield Footbridge – M80 southbound carriageway between Junctions 4a and 4 Overnight lane closure for two weeks then overnight carriageway closure for one week
24 June – 15 August Structural joint replacements, surfacing repairs and cyclic maintenance works Various locations Overnight carriageway and slip road closures
19 August – 13 September Structural concrete repairs M80 northbound and southbound at Junction 4a – Low Wood structures Overnight lane closures


Further details of the individual schemes, traffic management and diversion routes will be published on BEAR Scotland’s website prior to each phase commencing.

All dates are subject to change in the event of adverse weather or operational requirements.

Commenting on the works, Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said: “This essential programme of maintenance works will help ensure that the M80 and M73 motorways are kept in a safe condition.

“The works will be carried out overnight when traffic flows are reduced, to minimise delays as much as possible.

“Road closures are vital to ensure the safety of the workforce and motorists, however we will look to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank road users for their patience and encourage them 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, or on X at @trafficscotland.

The works are being carried out by various contractors including BEAR Scotland, Highway Barrier Solutions (HBS), Diack and Macaulay Limited and Castle Group Scotland Limited on behalf of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited.  Works have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council.