Overnight road closures on M8 are necessary say BEAR Scotland.

Drivers who use the M8 are being warned of delays as a result of pending roadworks.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:23 am
Updated Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:24 am
Road works are set to close the M8 overnight
Road works are set to close the M8 overnight

Five overnight closures of the westbound M8 are scheduled from Sunday 27 June to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to install traffic monitoring equipment in the carriageway.

For the safety of workers and road users, the westbound M8 will be closed between Hermiston Gait and M8 Junction 2 from 8.30pm until 6am on the nights of 27, 28, 30 June, 1 and 2 July. No works will take place on Tuesday 29 June.

During these closures, a signed diversion route will be in place directing westbound traffic around the works via the A720, A8, M9 Junction 1 and M8 Junction 2. This diversion will add approximately four minutes and two miles to affected journeys. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “We’re planning to install six sets of traffic loops in the carriageway during these closures. These will allow us to monitor traffic volumes on this section of the M8.

“Road closures are essential for safety, however we’ve planned the works to take place overnight to minimise disruption. We will do all we can to complete the project as quickly as possible.”

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

Real time information is available on www.trafficscotland.org