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S5W-09213: Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the completion date is for the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Answered by: Keith Brown 30 May 2017

Following on from the opening of the new M8 Motorway in April and the M74 Raith Underpass in February, the final sections of the new and improved M8, M73 and M74 motorways will open fully across the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project over the coming days. More traffic management is being removed across the project each day, with the motorways expected to be fully open by the end of this week.

As is usual for projects of this nature, the contractor will now focus on necessary finishing and snagging works, and local road improvements which have been held back until the new roads were available. These works will continue until at least September, but will not affect peak time traffic flows.