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ESSENTIAL WORKS ON THE M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT IN PLACE FROM 12th MARCH Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential maintenance on the bridges of the eastbound and westbound M8 Junctions 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaduct from Friday 12th March 2021. Following the advice from a structural assessment, these works are being immediately progressed to address deterioration identified at several areas on both the eastbound and westbound structures. This is to ensure the continued structural integrity of the viaduct, and compliment future refurbishment work. Forthcoming work will see the installation of temporary bridge props installed adjacent to the main bridge piers at several locations below the bridge deck, in preparation for a permanent repair. Pre-construction work and investigations will commence from 12th March, with the first of the props expected to be installed in April. Further updates on timings will be provided as the work progresses. To ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public lane restrictions will be installed on the M8 for the full extent of these structures, and the associated slip roads at Junctions 16 and Junction 17 will be closed. A signed diversion route will be in operation. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout. The intention is to reduce loads on the structures, and with the introduction of narrower lanes through the closure, these will become less suitable for HGV traffic, which should follow the diversion route. DIVERSION ROUTES Eastbound Junction 18 on slip diversion: Traffic will travel on the A804 St Georges Road to Phoenix Road, Dobbie’s Loan to the Junction 16 eastbound on slip road. Eastbound Great Western Road on slip diversion: Traffic will travel via West Graham Street to Garscube Road then onto Dobbie’s Loan to Junction 16 eastbound on slip road. Westbound Junction 15 on slip road diversion: Traffic will travel via Springburn Road, Royston Road, A804 Baird Street, Dobbie’s Loan, Phoenix Road and then re-join at Junction 17 Westbound. Westbound off slip diversion: Traffic will travel via the Junction 19 off slip road to Argyle Street to North Street and follow signage. Road users should plan their journey accordingly and allow extra time for travel or consider an alternative route. Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/roadwork-alerts/ An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service. To report a problem on the network please visit: https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/ Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland For media enquires please contact Amey’s press office on 01865 713240 or by email: press.office@amey.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @SWTrunkRoads

ESSENTIAL WORKS ON THE M8 WOODSIDE VIADUCT UPDATE FOR RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking ongoing essential maintenance on the bridges of the eastbound M8 Junctions 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaduct. To ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public, speed and lane restrictions will be in place on the M8 for the full extent of these structures; and associated eastbound slip roads at Junctions 17 and Junction 18 and westbound slip roads at Junction 15 on slip and Junction 17 off slip will be closed. Slip roads at Junction 16 remain open. Signed diversion routes are in operation, and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout. DIVERSION ROUTES Eastbound Junction 18 on slip diversion: Traffic will travel on the A804 St Georges Road to Phoenix Road, Dobbie’s Loan to the Junction 16 eastbound on slip road. Eastbound Great Western Road on slip diversion: Traffic will travel via West Graham Street to Garscube Road then onto Dobbie’s Loan to Junction 16 eastbound on slip road. Westbound Junction 15 on slip road diversion: Traffic will travel via Springburn Road, Royston Road, A804 Baird Street, Dobbie’s Loan, Phoenix Road and then re-join at Junction 17 Westbound. Westbound Junction 17 off slip diversion: Traffic will travel via the Junction 19 off slip road to Argyle Street to North Street and follow signage. Narrowed lanes have been introduced on the mainline of the M8 through the structures, but HGVs may want to consider using an alternative route at peak times due to these narrow sections. Mark Arndt, Amey Operating Company, Representative for the Scottish South West Trunk Roads Unit, said: “A structural assessment of both the eastbound and westbound areas of the M8 Woodside Viaducts recommended action be taken immediately to address areas of structural deterioration at several locations. “To prevent further deterioration on these areas of the structures we have instigated speed and lane restriction measures on the main eastbound and westbound carriageways of the M8 for the length of these structures. “At the request of Transport Scotland, Amey is developing a programme of temporary propping works. These works are being designed and planned to allow, where possible both the removal of any temporary lane and speed restrictions as well as facilitating permanent structural refurbishment works for the full extent of these structures. “There will be further progress updates available on our website  - swtrunkroads.scot – and via our Twitter account: @SWTrunkRoads. We also offer a free Road Work Alerts service that road users can sign up for on our website, providing up-to-the-minute updates on our work.” The traffic management and diversions have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the emergency services. George Vincent, Divisional Director, from Glasgow City Council, said: “Officers continue to work closely with our partners to minimise the effects of the M8 temporary works on the local Glasgow roads network.  Our traffic control centre, Traffcom, is monitoring the diversion routes and can implement alterations to our traffic signal plans to assist in the free flow of traffic if required.” A spokesperson, from Transport Scotland, said: “We were fully aware from our regular inspection regimes that the viaduct required to be repaired and we have been undertaking testing, inspection and load assessment to allow the full scope of that work to be completed.  Recent testing and inspection has indicated that this work is more immediate than originally anticipated. “We have been working closely with all relevant stakeholders, planning the interim measures and repairs to minimise disruption.” Road users should plan their journey accordingly and allow extra time for travel or consider an alternative route. Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/roadwork-alerts/ An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service. To report a problem on the network please visit: https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/ Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland For media enquires please contact Amey’s press office on 01865 713240 or by email: press.office@amey.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @SWTrunkRoads

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Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking special investigation work on the westbound M8 Junctions 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaducts from Monday 26th April until Friday 30th April 2021, between 10pm and 6am, each night. This work will inform future planned maintenance on these structures. The work will be carried out using a full road closure of the westbound carriageway at this location (between Junctions 15 and 19) with a signed diversion route in operation. There will also be an offside lane closure on the eastbound carriageway at the Charing X concrete repair works. Traffic travelling westbound on the M8 will be diverted to exit the motorway at Junction 15 and they will be able to re-join via the Junction 19 on-slip road. Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. • A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/roadwork-alerts/ An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service. • To report a problem on the network please visit: https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/ • Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland For media enquires please contact Amey’s press office on 01865 713240 or by email: press.office@amey.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @SWTrunkRoads

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential maintenance on the bridges of the M8 Junction 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaduct (at New City Road and Phoenix Road). This high priority scheme will ensure the continued structural integrity of the viaduct and complement future refurbishment work. The next stage of this work involves the excavation of one of the main bridge piers. This work will inform the installation of temporary bridge props, adjacent to the main bridge piers at several locations below the bridge deck in preparation for the permanent repairs. To ensure the safety of the travelling public and road workers, traffic management and fencing will be installed on the eastbound carriageway of Phoenix Road, reducing it to one lane from 6am on Friday 23rd April 2021. The westbound carriageway will operate as normal. Investigation and excavation work will take place, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm each day. The north east access ramp to the underpass will be closed but the underpass, north west ramp and stairway will remain open. The excavation work will be several metres deep with temporary shoring and stabilisation in place for the sections of carriageway that will remain open. Existing traffic management on the eastbound and westbound M8 Junctions 16 to Junction 17 Woodside Viaduct will remain in place while the excavation and preparation for propping of the structure are ongoing. From Friday 16th April, restrictions on travel, in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak, have been relaxed. The traffic management measures are designed to ensure all works can be conducted safely should traffic volumes increase. Further updates on timings will be provided as the work progresses. Members of the travelling public intending to travel on Phoenix Road should plan their journey accordingly and allow extra time for travel or consider an alternative route. Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. • Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. • A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: https://swtrunkroads.scot/roadwork-alerts/ An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service. • To report a problem on the network please visit: https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/ • Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland For media enquires please contact Amey’s press office on 01865 713240 or by email: press.office@amey.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @SWTrunkRoads

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