Lane restrictions on A8 eastbound and westbound carriageways between Shawhead & Eurocentral Junctions

The A8 between Shawhead Junction and Eurocentral Junction will be reduced to one lane on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways from Sunday 8 August, for approximately six weeks.

The single lane closures will be in place 24/7 with a 40mph speed restriction in place for the duration of the works to ensure the safety of road workers and road users.

These temporary restrictions have been scheduled over three phases to minimise disruption to road users as much as possible while investigative works are carried out in the vicinity of the Carnbroe Rail Bridge.

The three phases of traffic management will be implemented as follows:

Phase 1 - Sunday 8 to Sunday 22 August 2021

  • A8 eastbound between Shawhead Junction and Eurocentral Junction

Phase 2 - Friday 20 August to Sunday 5 September 2021

  • A8 westbound between Eurocentral Junction and Shawhead Junction

Phase 3 - Friday 3 to Wednesday 15 September 2021 (following completion of Phase 2)

  • A8 eastbound & westbound between Eurocentral Junction and Shawhead Junction

The A8 eastbound off-slip and on-slip roads at Carnbroe Junction will remain open during these works.

The works will be carried out by Scottish Road Partnership on behalf of Transport Scotland to maintain the integrity and safety of this route. They have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and North Lanarkshire Council.

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

For live traffic updates, please visit the Traffic Scotland website and Traffic Scotland Twitter.

If you have any enquiries regarding these works, please contact us on 0800 042 0188 or

Start date 8 Aug 2021 End date 15 Sep 2021 Projects Mode of transport