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M80 Junction 8 and 9 | Overnight Maintenance

M80 between Junction 8 and 9
26th of May 2024, 7:30pm to 31st of May 2024, 6:00am

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A six-night programme of overnight maintenance on the M80 between Junctions 8 and 9 is scheduled to begin on Sunday 26 May.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will use these closures to carry out a variety of routine maintenance tasks and to tidy up the carriageways and roadsides, reducing the longer-term need for traffic management and resulting in less disruption overall.

Works to be carried out during these closures include litter picking, grass cutting, gully emptying, catchpit cleaning, weed spraying, road sweeping and pothole patching. The closures will also allow for inspections of structures and the carriageway.

For the safety of the workforce and road users, the southbound carriageway of the M80 will be closed at Junction 9 Pirnhall on the nights of 26, 27 and 28 May, between 19:30 and 06:00 each night. A diversion route will be signposted via the M9 southbound and then the M876 eastbound, returning from Junction 3 Bowtrees along the M876 westbound to rejoin the M80 at Junction 8 Bankhead south of Denny.

The northbound carriageway of the M80 will then be closed at Junction 8 on the nights of 29, 30 and 31 May. A diversion route will be signposted via the M876 eastbound to turn at Bowtrees and return via the M876 westbound onto the M9 northbound, rejoining the M80 at Junction 9 Pirnhall.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway while these works are carried out, however we’ll be taking advantage of the closures to carry out as many routine maintenance tasks as possible at once.

“If you are planning to use the M80 at night at the end of April, our advice is to check what restrictions will be in place and allow extra time for your journey if necessary.

“We thank road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

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For full information on roadworks on trunk roads in the north-west and south-east of Scotland, visit the Bear Scotland website.

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