Road chaos warn­ing for M74

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

Mo­torists trav­el­ling south f rom Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang on the M74 can ex­pect five weeks of travel mis­ery when a main route at the Raith In­ter­change is closed as part of the on­go­ing road­works.

Works on the main south­bound route be­tween Hamil­ton and Both­well will be­gin on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

The clo­sure will start at the Raith In­ter­change on the M74 and con­tinue be­tween the B7071 Bell­shill Road from Whistle­berry Toll to Both­well Bridge round­about.

Driv­ers com­ing from Glas­gow will have to exit the route early or con­tinue down the junc­tion and exit at Mother­well as a re­sult of the clo­sure.

It comes as part of the ma­jor road im­prove­ments project to im­prove con­ges­tion on Scot­land’s busiest mo­tor­ways, the M8, the M73 and the M74.

Traf­fic man­age­ment means there will be no ac­cess to Both­well or Hamil­ton from Raith, Junc­tion 5 of the M74 and the A725.

The re­stric­tion will be fol­lowed by a full clo­sure of both car­riage­ways of the B7071 for one week­end from Fri­day night to Mon­day morn­ing, cur­rently planned for Novem­ber 27 to 30.

Signed diver­sions will be in place on all ap­proaches.

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