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Second phase of £40m M74 upgrade gets underway

The second phase of the multi-million pound upgrade of the A74(M)/M74 between Junction 22 (Gretna) and Junction 12 (Millbank) gets underway next month.

The work will be carried out by Autolink, which has a 30-year design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) concession to operate and maintain a 91km section of the M74/A74(M) between junction 12 and the Scottish border.

A spokesperson for client Transport Scotland and Autolink said: “Following the first phase of a programme of improvements, which commenced on 30 June 2012 and was completed in November 2012, we are now ready to get the second phase underway next month.”

The motorway carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day and is the main route between the Scottish border and the central belt.

“This project is being delivered in several phases over the next five years and, on completion, will deliver over 80 miles of new road surface,” said the spokesperson.

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