January 25, 2023

  • Overnight works commence Tuesday 7 February 2023 for 3 nights

  • Carriageway closures 8pm to 6am

  • Ongoing lane closures on A8011 Glasgow Road (westbound) remain in place for safety to reduce vehicle loading during inspections

Essential structural inspections are required on the M80 at Junction 4a Low Wood to allow teams to obtain information to inform the design of potential structural repairs.

Lane restrictions over two structures on the M80 around Junction 4a Low Wood will remain in place for safety, until the completion of assessment and design works followed by structural repairs.

To progress these works, additional inspections will be carried out over three consecutive nights beginning on Tuesday 7 February. To keep roadworkers and road users safe, sections of the M80 will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on these nights, with signed diversions in place.  There will be no traffic restrictions outwith these times.

Provisional dates for these closures are listed in the table below. It should be noted that these dates are subject to change in the event of adverse weather or operational requirements:

Type of closure
M80 southbound carriageway closure between J6 Old Inns and J4a Low Wood.
M80 southbound J6 Old Inns on slip closure.
M80 southbound J5 Auchenkilns on-slip closure.
Mainline and associated  slip road  total closures – nightime only
M80 Mainline diversion: M80 J6 S/B off-slip – A8011 – M80 J4a S/B on-slip – end.
M80 southbound J6 Old Inns on-slip closure diversion: A8011 – M80 S/B J4a on-slip – end.
M80 southbound J5 Auchenkilns on-slip closure diversion: B8048 – Back O’Hill Rdbt. – B8048 – Craiglinn Rdbt. – Westfield Road – Deerdykes Rdbt. – Mollins Road – M80 S/B J4 on-slip – end.
M80 northbound carriageway closure between J4a Low Wood and J6 Old Inns.
Mainline and associated slip road carriageway total closure – nightime only
M80 Mainline diversion: M80 N/B J4a off-slip – A8011 – M80 N/B J6 on-slip – end.
M80 northbound closure of the M80 J4a Low Wood off-slip (Cumbernauld-bound spur only).
Slip road closure – nightime only
Diversion: M80 N/B J4a off-slip (Broadwood-bound spur) – A8011 – Back O’Hill Rdbt. – A8011 – end.


Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said:

“It is hoped that these additional inspections beginning on Tuesday 7 February will determine what structural repairs are required to allow the traffic management to be removed from the A8011.

“The closures planned for the upcoming investigations are vital to ensure the safety of the workforce and motorists, however we will look to complete these investigation works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank all road users for their patience while these essential investigation works are carried out and encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

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

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting, or on Twitter at @trafficscotland.