M74 roadworks headache for Clydesdale motorists

Disruption for motorists...as M74 is to be closed
Disruption for motorists...as M74 is to be closed

CLYDESDALE drivers could face delays this week as part of the M74 is resurfaced.

From Thursday, April 30, to Friday, May 1, carriageway resurfacing will be carried out from north of junction 11 to Happendon.

In order to carry out this work a total closure of the southbound carriageway between Kirkmuirhill and Abington will be necessary with diversions in place.

Contract Director for Scotland Transerv Gordon Wilson said: “Across the South West, Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland is continuing to improve the trunk roads network.

“This is one of the most important roads in Scotland, and we hope that following our programme of work, commuters, tourists and freight drivers will value these improvements for many years to come.

“We are doing all we can to keep disruption as a result of the work to a minimum and motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting the Traffic Scotland website and following their Twitter feed.

“Advanced warning signs will also be in place to inform motorists that work is underway.”

Roadworks will also be taking place throughout the week all the way down to Hamilton with diversions in place.

Transport Scotland have said that £1 million is being invested in the coming financial year to resurface the M74 between Junctions 6 and 12.