New M8 is open – what you need to know

The new M8 was opened to westbound traffic on Sunday 23 April and eastbound traffic on Sunday 30 April.

The new road layout features heavily revised junctions which mean both local and national journeys have changed.

This has the biggest effect on people using the Bargeddie, Shawhead, Carnbroe and Eurocentral junctions.

As a result, road users are being urged to familiarise themselves with the interim route maps (see links below) which profiles typical journeys eastbound and westbound along the A8/M8 corridor.

Traffic management, signed diversions and temporary speed restrictions will remain in place until final construction work is completed and final route maps are released.