M74 commuters face resurfacing delays

Delays ahead...as stretch of the M74 is resurfaced
Delays ahead...as stretch of the M74 is resurfaced

CLYDESDALE commuters face delays on the M74 while the southbound stretch of motorway between Larkhall and Motherwell is being resurfaced.

Work began last night (Sunday October 19) and is expected to last until 6am on Saturday, October 25.

Evan Ferguson, Scotland TranServ’s planned maintenance manager, said: “Scotland TranServ has been planning this short-term project with a number of authorities including Transport Scotland, Police and the local authorities.

“We hope to keep disruption to an absolute minimum throughout.

“Drivers who can make alternative arrangements or consider an alternative route are asked to do so during this short programme of work.”

A contra flow will be in operation in order to reduce inconvenience.

During daytime hours two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

At night, when traffic is lighter, the southbound carriageway will be closed to allow the works to progress; however, one lane will be maintained south via a contraflow on the northbound carriageway.

Russell Rennie, Scotland TranServ’s contract director, added: “We are continuing to deliver a legacy of improvements in these vital economic arteries, supporting the long-term growth and development of Scotland.”