Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Edinburgh Live
Edinburgh Live
Sian Traynor

Edinburgh M8 drivers warned as overnight closures to begin this week

Edinburgh drivers using the M8 this week have been warned that a series of overnight closures will be taking place between two major junctions.

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to resurface 1.2 kilometres of the M8 eastbound at Junction 5 Shotts.

To allow the works to be carried out safely, the M8 eastbound between Junction 5 and Junction 4A will be closed overnight between 20:30 until 06:00 on the nights of November 2, 3 and 4.

READ MORE - Edinburgh drivers could face £3 congestion charge every day in city centre

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place for eastbound traffic, directing motorists off the M8 at Junction 6A and along the B7066, before re-joining the M8 at Junction 4A.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve ride quality and safety for road users on this section of the M8.

“Carriageway closures are essential for safety during the works, however we’ve planned them to take place overnight to minimise any disruption.

Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience.”

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

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, or Twitter at @trafficscotland.


Edinburgh VIP chauffeur ploughed into couple at crossing in his Mercedes

Couple win council battle after buying nightmare home next to 70mph road

Plans to transform historic Edinburgh building into aparthotel with roof terrace

Breathtaking Edinburgh flat hits the market with balcony looking over Forth bridges

Dalkeith Country Park warn families after toddler 'ate' poisonous berry

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.