Roadworks to start this weekend
The second phase of a roadworks programme in the M8 close to Glasgow airport will begin on Saturday (27 January), with motorists warned to expect delays. The second part of a four-phase upgrading of the White Cart viaduct east of the airport is expected to cause delays of up to 30 minutes when the four-month project starts this weekend.
The White Cart viaduct on the M8 will be affected by lane closures throughout the 15-week programme to strengthen the bridge. A contraflow system will be in place with two lanes east and westbound open, and restrictions between junctions 27 (Arkleston) and 29 (St James). Average speed cameras will be installed to ensure drivers stick to the reduced 40 mph speed limit.
Airport passengers, who account for one in ten vehicles on that section of the M8, will be among those disrupted by the roadworks. Glasgow-bound slip roads on to the motorway at the airport - junction 28 - and junction 29 closed.
During the latest phase of the work major bridge joints will be replaced, the road surface across the six lanes of the structure will be removed, the bridge deck rewaterproofed and the road surface relaid. Two further phases will follow, expected to be in 2008 and 2009.
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