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Transport Scotland denies M74 subsidence problems

Transport Scotland has said that a “dip” that has appeared in the M74 extension less than a year after opening is part of normal settlement and not the result of major subsidence.

A spokesman for Transport Scotland said that the dip in the westbound carriageway near the sliproad for Junction 1A would be repaired in the next few days and the costs will be met by the contractor under its five year warranty.

Several national newspapers have claimed that the route is “sinking” but Transport Scotland has said that some settlement is to be expected in the first year and signs have been put up to warn motorists until the repairs are completed.

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