Overnight closures of the M80 road have been reported – and they will last until Friday 20 May.

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By Clare Grant

Traffic Scotland told the Cumbernauld News that carriageway closures are necessary to keep road workers as well as motorists safe during essential maintenance work, which may also require drivers to use some planning.

It will also allow a number of different activities to be carried out at the same time on one of Scotland’s busiest roads.

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The works will include inspections, LED lighting upgrade works, street lighting works and cyclical maintenance tasks including pavement sweeping, litter pick-up and general inspections for s to ensure that the highway remains in a safe operating condition.

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The work, which started in Hornshill at the M80/M73 junction, is due to take place each night from 8pm to 6am.

And they will stop ending in the Robroyston area on Friday, May 20.

The Low Wood area will also finally be served from today (May 11).

Signed diversions will be put in place each night, as needed.

There will be no traffic restrictions during the day with these times.

Commenting on the work, Carnie Morrison, Managing Director of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited, said: “This essential maintenance work will help ensure that the M80 and M73 motorways are kept in a safe condition for road users.

“The work is taking place at night to minimize delays for motorists.

“The scheduled roadway closures are necessary to keep our crews and all road users safe during essential maintenance work. However, the crews will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

“We encourage all motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date journey information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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