The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements (Shawhead) (Temporary Prohibition of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) Order 2017

The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have made the above Order under sections 2(1) and (2), 4(1) and 14(1)(a) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(a) temporarily prohibiting traffic, overtaking and restricting the speed of vehicles on the following length of road:

  • That length of newly constructed carriageway from the B7070 North Road in a generally eastwards and then south and southwestwards direction to the point where the extended centreline of that carriageway intersects with the centreline of the A725/A726 Shawhead – East Kilbride – Phillipshill Roundabout Trunk Road, a distance of 400 metres or thereby.

The Order, which is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the lengths of road will be in force from 12th May 2017 until 31st August 2017 and the prohibitions and restrictions contained in the Order will only have effect in relation to the length of road specified above when indicated by the appropriate traffic signs. The prohibitions of traffic and overtaking do not apply to vehicles being used in an emergency for fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard purposes or vehicles used for carrying out the works. The speed restrictions do not apply to vehicles being used in the service of the Special Forces or to vehicles being used in an emergency for coastguard purposes.

Alternative routes for the traffic during the prohibition will be signposted.

For information about roadworks on motorways and trunk roads visit

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF

Start date 12 May 2017 End date 31 Aug 2017 Status Region Projects Mode of transport