£220k facelift for border-crossing motorway

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The motorway will be resurfaced around 60 miles from where it crosses the border

TRANSPORT Scotland is investing £220,000 in renewing section of one of Scotland’s busiest motorways.

Work on the rural section of the M74 motorway, which links Scotland with the north of England, will begin next week.

The scheme, delivered during two weekends in February, will address signs of cracking and potholes in the carriageway and replace it with a fresh road surface more resilient to winter weather.

Amey, Transport Scotland’s operating company in south west Scotland will resurface nearly two kilometres of the southbound carriageway next to Happendon Services.

Works will start on Friday 3 February at 10pm and continue throughout the weekend until 6am on Monday 6 February.  They’ll resume again the following weekend.

Colin Mackenzie, Amey’s account director explained: “Replacing two kilometres of motorway is a significant operation but we’ve designed the works in two halves so that the job can be done at weekends avoiding delays for commuters.”

A contra flow traffic management system will keep motorists safely on the move past the works area while keeping the personnel on-site protected from high-speed traffic.  One lane will be maintained in each direction and signs will guide drivers wishing to access Happendon Services.

 

 

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