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M74 Junction 6 ⏐ Essential Structural Investigations

M74 Junction 6 (North and Southbound)
4th of March 2024, 8:00pm to 6th of June 2024, 6:00am

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Essential Structural Investigations on the M74 at Junction 6 commence Monday 4th March 2024

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential structural investigations and associated works on the M74 northbound and southbound at Junction 6 and underneath on the A723 eastbound and westbound between Motherwell and Hamilton, from Monday 4th March until Friday 6th June 2024, between the hours of 8 pm and 6 am each night. The work will be carried out using overnight lane closures on the M74 and total overnight closures on the A723. We thank road users for their patience and cooperation while this essential work takes place.

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.

This scheme will benefit vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway structure and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.  


The following closures are required:

04/03/2024 to 06/06/2024 – overnight lane closures on the M74 northbound and M74 southbound.  

24/04/2024 to 03/05/2024 – total overnight closures on the A723 westbound.  

23/04/2024 and 07/05/2024 to 16/05/2024 – overnight closures on the A723 eastbound. 

Diversion Routes

A723 Total Overnight Closure Westbound

Diversion: A723 – proceed east on B754 Airbles Rd until RBT – Take 4th exit at RBT and proceed west to A723 – A721 – Calder Road – A775 – A721 – A725 Bellshill Bypass Southbound on slip – A725 Westbound off slip to M74 Junction 5 – Take 4th Exit on M74 Junction 5 Bellshill Bypass – B7071 Bothwell Rd – A72 – A723 – Diversion End.


A723 Total Overnight Closure Eastbound

Diversion Route: A723 - A72 - B7071 Bothwell Rd – 2nd exit on M74 Junction 5 NB off slip to A725 – A725 NB off slip to A721 and take 3rd exit to A721 EB – A775 – Calder Rd - A721 – A723 – Diversion End


Please note, that all schemes are weather-dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. 

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