What you need to know about 10 day stretch of overnight roadworks in Cumbernauld that start today

A series of overnight lane and carriageway closures on the M80 and M73 are set to get underway from Monday 22 June so teams can safely carry out essential maintenance works.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 9:11 am

The carriageway closures are required to ensure roadworkers as well as motorists are kept safe during the essential maintenance works and will allow a number of different activities to be carried out at the same time.

The project will involve street lighting upgrades, structural inspections and cyclic maintenance duties including gully cleansing, carriageway sweeping, litter picking and general inspections to ensure the motorway remains in a safe working condition.

Signed diversions will be in place each night as required. There will be no restrictions to traffic during the day outwith these times.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Government guidance, will be in place to ensure teams are kept safe.

Commenting on the works, Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said: “These essential maintenance and street lighting upgrade works are being carried out to ensure the M80 and M73 continues to operate safely and remains in a safe working condition for years to come. Teams are also working due to reduced traffic flows as well as working overnight to minimise delays to motorists as much as possible.

“The traffic management is required to ensure that both our teams as well as all road users are kept safe during the essential maintenance works, as well as to maintain social distancing at all times. Teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely 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 wide-reaching project will take place each night from 8pm to 6am with traffic management and overnight closures in place as follows:

· Monday 22 June

M80 northbound and southbound from Junction 2 Robroyston to Junction 3 Hornshill (lane closures only)

· Tuesday 23 June

M80 northbound from Junction 3 Hornshill to the M80/M73 merge

M80 northbound on-slip Junction 3 Hornshill

M73 northbound from Junction 3 Mollinsburn to the M73/M80 merge (lane closure only)

· Wednesday 24 June

M80 northbound from Junction 4 Westfield to Junction 5 Auchenkilns

M73 northbound from Junction 3 Mollinsburn to the M73/M80 merge

M73 northbound on-slip Junction 3 Mollinsburn

· Thursday 25 June & Friday 26 June

M80 northbound from Junction 5 Auchenkilns to Junction 7 Haggs

M80 northbound on-slip Junction 5 Auchenkilns

M80 northbound on-slip Junction 6 Old Inns

M80 northbound on-slip Junction 6a Castlecary

· Monday 29 June

M80 southbound from Junction 5 Auchenkilns to Junction 4 Westfield

M80 southbound on-slip Junction 5 Auchenkilns

M80 southbound on-slip Junction 4a Low Wood

· Tuesday 30 June

M80 southbound from the M73/M80 diverge to Junction 3 Hornshill

M80 southbound on-slip Junction 4 Westfield

· Wednesday 1 July & Thursday 2 July

M80 southbound from Junction 7 Haggs to Junction 5 Auchenkilns

M80 southbound on-slip Junction 7 Haggs

M80 southbound on-slip Junction 6 Old Inns

· Friday 3rd July

M73 southbound from the M73/M80 diverge to M73 Junction 3 Mollinsburn

M73 southbound on-slip Junction 3 Mollinsburn

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

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