M8 Arkleston - road resurfacing

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M8 Arkleston - Road Resurfacing

As part of Transport Scotland’s £1.5million autumn investment programme for the M8, Scotland TranServ will resurface 1.3km of the M8 at Arkleston, both East and Westbound from  Monday 13th of November.

The M8 Eastbound Renfrew Road to Arkleston resurfacing project will start at 8pm on Monday 13th before switching to the M8 Westbound Arkleston to Renfrew Road project, which is forecast for completion on Saturday 25th November.

In order to reduce the impact on local commuters and freight traffic, the project team will implement narrowed lanes on the works during the day, with the motorway reduced to one lane in each direction overnight (8pm to 6am). Additional overnight lane closures will be required to complete the remainder of the works, programmed for a later date to reduce impact.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Road Design Engineer said:

“This is a significant project that has required careful planning and close collaboration with Police Scotland, local authorities and key stakeholders such as Glasgow Airport and Intu Braehead. The depth and scale of the projects are such that we need to extend the duration of traffic management beyond our normal overnight operation.

“Working with our stakeholders, we have been able to identify the traffic management system that will have the lowest possible impact on commuters, businesses and tourists alike. This is an important stretch of the M8, Scotland’s busiest road, and we have worked hard to minimise the disruption to motorists whilst ensuring we can complete around £1.5million of autumn works as safely and efficiently as possible.”

Motorists may notice the site being established from Monday the 6th of November, however traffic won’t be impacted for another four days.

Our traffic flow modelling contractor is forecasting additional delays of 15 minutes for those travelling through the works. We would also ask drivers to plan their journeys with these potential delays in mind.

In order to continually monitor traffic flows through the contraflow system, Scotland TranServ will install cloud-based live journey-time monitoring across the scheme. This will be reported directly to Traffic Scotland and M8-located, mobile Vehicle Messaging Signs for live traffic updates. Motorists therefore are advised to follow @trafficscotland on Twitter, or to check my.trafficscotland.org.                               

Andy Fraser, Scotland TranServ’s Operating Company Representative added:

“Scotland TranServ’s aim, as always, is to deliver these long-term benefits to commuters, businesses and tourists, with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption throughout. With 100,000 vehicles using the M8 every day, it is a constant challenge, to balance the need to maintain Scotland’s busiest road while aiming to reduce the impact of our works on motorists.”

 For further information please contact the Scotland TranServ Press Office on 0141 218 3838 or 07530 613 078 (Out of Hours). Follow us on Twitter @ScotTranserv