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Video | Drone footage of M8 construction

M8 drone

Transport Scotland has revealed drone footage of construction progress on a 5km section of the M8.

Source: Transport Scotland

The road between Glasgow and Edinburgh, which will have three lanes each way, also includes adjacent cycle and pedestrian pathways.

Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP), with its main contractors Ferrovial Lagan and Amey, is delivering the £500M project for Transport Scotland.

“Now in its final phase of construction, road users can begin to visualise the new Shawhead Junction, with the structures carrying the new North Road and widened A725 in their final alignment,” said construction manager Dario Saavedra.

“Shawhead Junction has been very challenging due to high volumes of traffic on all approaches, but we have worked hard to minimise disruption to the public as much as possible.

“The video shows the greenfield section of works almost complete and people will now be able to picture how the finished M8 motorway will look for the first time.

“The footage also shows how the new M8 will tie into the upgraded Baillieston Interchange, while the existing A8 will connect with the A89 via a newly constructed roundabout at Bargeddie.”

This section of the new M8 is scheduled to be completed by spring 2017.

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