Scotland: M8 night closures announced for most of May

The westbound carriageway of the M8 after Junction 3 will be closed for resurfacing each night from Friday 3 to Tuesday 28 May, between the hours of 20:30 and 06:00. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the works, renewing 3.2 kilometres of surfacing. During the works a signed diversion route for westbound […]

Glasgow: Hundreds of speeding offences detected by new M8 cameras

Safety Cameras Scotland has revealed that 745 offences have been recorded since new speed cameras were installed on the M8 in Glasgow on April 2. The Glasgow Times previously reported that the temporary cameras are enforcing a 40mph speed limit on part of the motorway. They are situated on the M80 southbound at Junction 1, leading onto the M8 westbound, […]

Two weeks of overnight closures planned for the M8 in Glasgow

The M8 eastbound will be closed overnight between junctions 13 and 14 from tonight (12 February) until Saturday 24 for resurfacing work. Amey is carrying out the work on the stretch north of Parkhead on behalf of Transport Scotland, which says this scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition […]

Section of M8 could be downgraded to “boulevard”

A section of the M8 motorway that runs through the centre of Glasgow could eventually be downgraded to a ‘boulevard’. STV news reports councillors have agreed to look at reducing the impact the motorway has on the city, so parts of the motorway in Glasgow may also become subject to the city’s low emission zone […]

Scottish parliament committee considers M8 “green corridor” plan

Scotland’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee has asked for a more detailed submission about an idea to look at reducing the impact of the M8 in the centre of Glasgow. Glasgow World reports the committee is considering a petition to look at various scenarios, in particular the complete removal of the motorway and repurposing […]

Campaigners petition for a “reduced or removed” M8 through Glasgow

It’s the only city in Britain with a motorway running right through the middle, and a group of campaigners in Glasgow are trying to the city’s M8 reduced. A group calling itself @ReplacetheM8 is calling for the Scottish Government to “Investigate options for removing and reducing the impact of the central Glasgow section of the […]


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