Drivers are warned about overnight M74 road re­pairs

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Kirsten Mc­stay

Overnight resur­fac­ing of the M74 North­bound at Junc­tion 8 will take place over three con­sec­u­tive evenings from Fri­day, July 20.

Scot­land Transerv, on be­half of Trans­port Scot­land will carry out the works which are ex­pected to be com­pleted and traf­fic man­age­ment lifted by 6am on the morn­ing of Mon­day, July 23.

The short pro­gramme of works will al­low for the resur­fac­ing of nearly 700 me­tres of the mo­tor­way which pro­vides ac­cess to the com­mu­ni­ties of Larkhall, Ashgill and other parts of the Clyde Val­ley.

Alan Mur­ray, Scot­land Transerv’s Prin­ci­pal Roads De­sign En­gi­neer said: “The M74 is a ma­jor trunk route into the busy Cen­tral Belt of Scot­land and that’s why we are do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to min­imise the im­pact of this im­por­tant pro­gramme of work. It will be nec­es­sary to im­ple­ment full overnight clo­sures of the M74 North­bound at this point, with short di­ver­sion routes in place.

“We have been work­ing with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and key stake­hold­ers in the area in the sched­ul­ing of this £140k pro­gramme of work.

“Ev­ery ef­fort is be­ing made to keep dis­rup­tion to an ab­so­lute min­i­mum while works are car­ried out.”

In or­der to com­plete th­ese works as quickly and safely as pos­si­ble, it will be nec­es­sary to im­ple­ment the fol­low­ing traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tems:

• Fri­day night: Full overnight road clo­sures of the M74 North­bound be­tween Junc­tion 10 and Junc­tion 8

• Satur­day & Sun­day night: Di­verted off the M74 North­bound at Junc­tion 8 off slip and back on at the Junc­tion 8 on slip

Fur­ther di­ver­sion de­tails are avail­able on the Scot­land Transerv web­site.

Drivers are asked to al­low ad­di­tional time for their jour­ney and to fol­low @traf­fic­scot­land on Twit­ter or check traf­fic­scot­land.org for live jour­ney time up­dates.

Andy Fraser, Scot­land Transerv’s op­er­at­ing com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tive also added:“across South West Scot­land, we’re work­ing on be­half of Trans­port Scot­land to pri­ori­tise such road main­te­nance is­sues and de­liver our road sur­face im­prove­ment projects as quickly and safely as pos­si­ble.

“We have sched­uled this pro­gramme of work to be de­liv­ered with max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency and min­i­mal dis­rup­tion to the thou­sands of com­muters and freight drivers us­ing this ex­tremely im­por­tant eco­nomic artery ev­ery day.”

Overnight M74 road­works

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