Weekend closure for motorway link road

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The M73 northbound link road to the M8 westbound near Baillieston will be closed over the weekend from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday.

The closure is required to safely demolish the old A8 Baillieston/Swinton Link Bridge, which has been replaced by a new bridge as part of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Weekend motorists from the Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire areas are being advised to avoid the M73 northbound link road to the M8 westbound during this closure and to take an alternative route or use an alternative mode of transport.

A signed diversion will be in place via the M73 northbound to Baillieston Interchange, the A8 eastbound to Bargeddie and return to A8/M8 westbound.

Delays on the approaches to the M73 northbound near Baillieston and Maryville Junctions are anticipated.

Road users are advised to plan their journeys in advance. Further information can be found on the Transport Scotland website.