The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have made the above Order under sections 2(1), 4(1) and 14(1)(b) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(a) temporarily prohibiting specified classes of traffic and pedestrians on the following lengths of road:
- That length of road being the southbound carriageway of the A725/A726 from a point 547 metres or thereby southwest of the point at which the road passes over the east side of the West Coast Mainline Railway Overbridge to a point 391 metres or thereby northeast of the point at which the A725/A726 passes under the centre line of the B7071 Bothwell Road, a distance of 1 kilometre or thereby.
- That length of road being the northbound carriageway of the A725/A726 from a point 456 metres or thereby northeast from the point at which the road passes under the centre line of the B7071 Bothwell Road to a point 547 metres or thereby southwest from the point at which the A725/A726 passes over the west side of the West Coast Mainline Railway Overbridge, a distance of 930 metres or thereby.
The Order, which is required because of danger not attributable to works, will be in force from 2 August 2018.
The prohibitions on vehicles do not apply to vehicles being used in an emergency for fire and rescue, coastguard, ambulance or police purposes. The prohibition on pedestrians imposed also does not apply to a person while carrying out any duty in relation to the maintenance or improvement of the trunk road, while carrying out any duty in connection with the removal of any obstruction to traffic, while engaged in connection with fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard purposes; or leaving a vehicle which is prevented from proceeding by circumstances beyond their control.
Alternative routes for traffic in relation to the length of road affected by the Order during the prohibition will be as signposted. Detailed descriptions can be obtained at Scottish Roads Partnership, Hermiston House, Unit B, M8 Central Business Park, Greenside Road, Newhouse, Motherwell ML1 5FL.
For information about roadworks on motorways and trunk roads visit www.trafficscotland.org.uk.
A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF