Temporary closure of Paisley Road off-ramp as M74 Completion works continue

3 June 2009
Alternative route will be in place for traffic

Interlink M74, the Joint Venture working on the M74 Completion Project on behalf of Transport Scotland, will shortly be starting work which will require the temporary closure of Paisley road off-ramp, located on the Eastbound Secondary carriageway of the M8.

The off-ramp will be closed between midnight on 27 June 2009 and midnight on 8 July 2009 to allow for preparatory work for the erection of the bridge that will carry the M74 over the M8.

An alternative route will be in place for traffic during the temporary closure. The route will see drivers leave the M8 Eastbound Secondary carriageway at Junction 21 Seaward Street; turn left to travel north on Seaward Street to the junction with Paisley Road and then turn right to travel east on Paisley Road to the end of the diversion at the junction with Paisley Road off-ramp.

The work is a key part of the M74 Completion Project which will provide a wide range of benefits including bringing new jobs locally and reducing congestion on roads across Glasgow. The new stretch of road will also help to grow Scotland’s economy, improve transport links across the west of Scotland, reduce road accidents and improve the environment.

David Welsh, Interlink M74 Joint Venture Project Director  commented:

"We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the closure of the off-ramp may cause and we have planned the work in such a way as to minimise the amount of disruption caused. This work is a key part of delivering the M74 completion project, which when completed will bring benefits to businesses in the area in the future."

Enquiries from members of the public should be directed via the free phone Helpline 0800 328 1697.

For current project updates and newsletters please see Transport Scotland website www.M74completion.com

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