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S5W-09218: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the Shawhead flyover at Coatbridge will close, and what diversions will be in place as a result.

Answered by: Keith Brown 30 May 2017

The A725 and A8 APR off-slips at Shawhead Junction were closed the weekend of Friday 12 May to Monday 15 May 2017 to continue essential construction works on the A725 and A8 All Purpose Road slip roads at Shawhead. Works included road surfacing, completion of centre islands, footpaths and installation of traffic signals. This closure allowed the contractor to undertake a significant amount of works which would not have been possible without further and longer peak time traffic restrictions.

Further lane and slip closures will be required to complete these works. Full details available at