MOTORISTS using the M80 have been warned about ongoing works which will be carried out until the end of this month. 

Essential structure inspection and investigation works are now underway at Junction 4a Low Wood and A8011 Glasgow Road.

The project will allow engineers to carry out inspections and investigations on the overbridges across the M80, helping to assess if any future maintenance work is required.

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While these works are ongoing there will be traffic management on the M80 Junction 4a northbound exit slip and the nearby A8011 Glasgow Road.  

For safety, the Cumbernauld Town Centre spur of the M80 Junction 4a Low Wood northbound off slip will be closed to all vehicles and a short, signed diversion installed to allow traffic to circumnavigate the closure area. Lane restrictions will also remain in place on the A8011 Glasgow Road over the M80 structures while the investigation works are carried out.

The inspections will be carried out in phases and the traffic management is expected to be in place continuously until the end of May. 

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Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said: “While these essential structure maintenance works are being undertaken it will be necessary to implement traffic management at this location for the safety of works personnel as well as all road users, and we will look to complete the inspection and investigation works as quickly as possible.

“We encourage all motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”


The structure investigation works are being carried out by WSP on behalf of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited.  Works have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland and North Lanarkshire Council.