May 26, 2021


26 May 2021

  • Three overnight road closures to begin Monday 31 May 2021

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to resurface 0.6 kilometres of the M8 westbound at Hermiston which will take place over three nights, starting Monday 31 May.

For the safety of workers and road users, the M8 will be closed westbound between Hermiston and the M8 Junction 2 from 20:30 until 06:00 on the nights of 31 May, 1 and 2 June.

During periods of closure, a signed diversion route will be in place directing westbound traffic around the works via the A720, A8, M9 Junction 1 and M8 Junction 2. The noted diversion routes will add approximately four minutes and 2.0 miles to affected journeys.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve the road quality and safety for motorists on this section of the M8.

“Road closures are essential for safety, however we’ve planned the works to take place overnight to minimise any disruption. We will do all we can to complete the project as quickly as possible and thank motorists in advance for their patience.”

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.