Essential maintenance will take place on the northbound M74 Junction 6 to Junction 5 from Monday, August 3, until Saturday, August 15.

Works will take place between 8pm and 6am each night. The road will re-open as normal out with these times.

This work will be carried out by Scottish Road Partnership (SRP) on behalf of Transport Scotland and will be delivered by maintenance company Amey.

A spokesperson said: “We fully recognise the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, and it is vital that essential maintenance works are carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of these routes.

“This scheme requires full overnight closures of the M74 northbound while this work is taking place, with a signed diversion route in operation.”

Northbound traffic on the M74 will exit at the Junction 6 off slip road to the A72 and proceed to the B7071 Bothwell Road.

From here traffic will join the A7071 and return to northbound M74 via the Junction 5 on slip road.

Traffic on the northbound Junction 6 on slip roads will join the southbound M74 and turn at junction 7, and traffic joining the M74 northbound at Junction 7 will be directed to follow the same diversion.

Traffic leaving Hamilton Services will be diverted via the rear exit onto the A72 and follow the diversion above.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, Hamilton Services, the South-West Operating Company and South Lanarkshire Council.

All schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

Scottish Roads Partnership and their contractor Amey can confirm that these works fall under the essential work guidance set out by the office of the Scottish Roadworks Commissionaires Office during the Covid-19 crisis.

For live traffic updates, please visit the Traffic Scotland website at; www.trafficscotland.org

If you have any enquiries regarding these works, contact 0800 042 0188 or [email protected]

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