M8 Baillieston Closure
As part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, Junction 8 Baillieston is going to be closed both east and westbound traffic for the next 2 months!
The M8/A8 will be diverted via the newly aligned A8 near Bargeddie from 8pm on Friday 17th February 2017, for approximately ten weeks.
Transport bosses say the diversion is necessary to connect the newly built M8 to the existing motorway at Baillieston Interchange.
Whilst access to all routes will be maintained, Transport Scotland is warning motorist to expect significant delays on the M8/A8 corridor, the M73 and surrounding local roads as a temporary diversion comes into effect on approach to Baillieston Interchange.
During the 10 week diversion, two lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak times and signed diversion routes will be in place on all approaches to Baillieston Interchange including the A8, M8, M73, and the surrounding local roads.
Transport Scotland is warning road users to expect major delays on all surrounding routes as a result.
In a bid to reduce local traffic congestion, North Lanarkshire Council has promoted a temporary road closure on a short section of the A89 Coatbridge Road (westbound), between Langmuir Road and the new Bargeddie Roundabout, for the duration of the diversion.
In addition, a temporary roundabout will be in place on the A752 Aitkenhead Road on approach to the A8 Bargeddie Junction, westbound on and off slip roads.
All traffic flows will be monitored at key locations throughout the diversion routes.