Driv­ers warned of likely M74 de­lays

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Driv­ers from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing warned to ex­pect ma­jor de­lays on the M74 if they are trav­el­ling south or re­turn­ing home over the next week.

Mo­torists are be­ing ad­vised of work be­tween Raith, junc­tion five, and Maryville, junc­tion four, from April 2 for ap­prox­i­mately eight days, as part of the £500mil­lion M8 M73 M74 Mo­tor­way Im­prove­ments Project.

A stretch of the M74 be­tween Both­well and Ud­dingston will be re­duced from three lanes to two lanes in each di­rec­tion to al­low cross­over points to be con­structed be­tween the north and south car­riage­ways.

Once con­structed, the cross­over points will en­able M74 traf­fic to travel in con­traflow while over­head gantries are re­moved.

The re­moval of the gantries will en­able the car­riage­way to be widened by an ex­tra lane in both di­rec­tions.

Ac­cess to the M73 and M74 Junc­tion four Maryville and M74 J5 Raith will be main­tained, al­though de­lays are ex­pected.

Graeme Reid, Project Man­ager for the M8 M73 M74 Mo­tor­way Im­prove­ments Project, said: “These works are tak­ing place con­cur­rently with sev­eral other ma­jor traf­fic man­age­ment schemes, in­clud­ing the M73 be­tween Maryville and Bail­lieston and Raith, junc­tion 5.

“We are ad­vis­ing mo­torists to re­fer to the Trans­port Scot­land and Traf­fic Scot­land web­sites for live traf­fic up­dates and to plan their jour­neys in ad­vance.”

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