Roadworks on the M8 in Glasgow are set to cause chaos for motorists as transport bosses warned of lane closures next week. 

Representatives from Scotland TranServ have announced that parts of the motorway will be shut off overnight, with disruption starting on Sunday, March 3. 

The works will take place at the M8 Junction 15 at Townhead in Glasgow.

The A803 will also be closed overnight for the upgrades to copes and parapets on the road to take place. 

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Stephen Batchen, Scotland TranServ’s Senior Bridge Engineer said: “Following consultation with emergency services, the local authority and stakeholders we have scheduled these essential cope and parapet works for a time of least disruption to the travelling public.

“In order to properly access the motorway edge to carry out this project and to protect the health and safety of our workers and the general public, we will need to close adjacent lanes of the M8.

"It will also be necessary to fully close the A803 overnight in order to access the structure. Local diversions will be in place throughout. Access will also be maintained for emergency service vehicles.”

In order to protect the health and safety of our workers and the general public, and to keep disruption to an absolute minimum, these essential works will be carried out under shared overnight traffic management.

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Beginning at 9pm on Sunday, the A803 will be closed with a local diversion in place. This will continue until 5am the following morning and will be repeated the following evening. 

From Tuesday evening at 9pm M8 lane closures will be in place, again repeated from Wednesday at 9pm until Thursday at 5am. 

Billy Troup, Scotland TranServ’s Bridges Manager added: “This programme of work has been scheduled to be delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption to the public.

"Across South West Scotland, Scotland TranServ is working on behalf of Transport Scotland to prioritise such maintenance issues and deliver our improvement projects as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.”

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