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Transport Scotland holds motorway improvements industry day

Transport Scotland today hosted an industry day to generate interest for its M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvements project.

The new £415M project combines plans to upgrade the A8 Baillieston to Newhouse, completing the motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as work to improve Raith Interchange and the widening of key sections of the M8, M73 and M74. The project is of a similar scale to the recent M74 Completion.

Procurement for the project, the first roads infrastructure project to be procured as part of the £2.5bn Scottish Government’s revenue funded programme of NPD projects, starts on 30 March with the publication of the OJEU notice.

“Today we move a step closer to completing the central Scotland motorway network.  On completion the M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvements Project will boost the nation’s economy by improving connections between the commercial centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh and beyond, said transport minister Keith Brown.

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