A SERIES of overnight closures are being planned on the M8 westbound at Charing Cross amid a £250,000 resurfacing works project.

A 720-metre stretch of the carriageway between junctions 17 and 19 will shut from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s principal roads design engineer said his team has working in consultation with local authorities, emergency services and key stakeholders.

He added: “We have carefully scheduled these works for a time of low impact.

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“Because the road surface requires a longer period to cool and harden, it is important we take the additional hours of low traffic during the Bank Holiday weekend to complete these works.

“A similar scheme to resurface a kilometre of the M8 at Anderston Cross was successfully completed during the same timeframe last year.

“These closures are important to protect the health and safety of our drivers and the travelling public.

“Additional overnight closures are required during the week in order to install bridge joints and to line the resurfaced carriageway.”

The list of overnight closures:

  • 8pm Friday 24 to 6am Saturday 25 May
  • 8pm Saturday 25 to 8am Sunday 26 May
  • 8pm Sunday 26th to 6am Monday 27th May
  • 8pm Monday 27 to 6am Tuesday 28 May
  • 8pm Tuesday 28 to 6am Wednesday 29 May
  • 8pm Wednesday 29 to 6am Thursday 30 May
  • 8pm Thursday 30 to 6am Friday 31 May
  • 8pm Friday 31 May to 6am Saturday 1 June

The volume of traffic will be monitored, and traffic management only installed once the flow of vehicles is sufficiently low.

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Special arrangements will be made for emergency service vehicles, however, no additional arrangements will made for wind farm traffic or other wide load vehicles.