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    Transport Scotland have now revised the map to include the new 5 mile section, connecting M74 J2A and M8 J21

    Eastbound opening is now in progress
    Westbound will follow at about 19:20

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    I've been building up to this for weeks, like a coiled spring I'm waiting to go boiinnnng

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Transport Scotland have now revised the map to include the new 5 mile section, connecting M74 J2A and M8 J21

    Eastbound opening is now in progress
    Westbound will follow at about 19:20
    As per my earlier comment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    As per my earlier comment...
    Don't see the relevance
    The doof doof was looking about

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    just wait till next week this road will be closed for essential maintainance

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    just wait till next week this road will be closed for essential maintainance
    Planned maintenance for tomorrow night
    Almost every new road has suffered some form of failure that has required remedial work
    I would expect to see at least some around October

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    just wait till next week this road will be closed for essential maintainance
    Not quite next week, but one month
    Lane 1 southbound (eastbound) between Junctions 1A and 2 has suffered subsidence
    An advisory 50mph had been in place for two weeks now but has now been reduced to 40mph as the subsidence has worsened

    A mandatory 30mph speed limit may have to be enforced if Lane 1 requires to be closed, along with Junction 1A southbound (eastbound) being closed (due to proximity)

    Interlink M74JV have already arranged remedial work but this requires a full closure so that the entire carriageway can be repaired
    It is hoped this will be completed towards the end of August and will take 6 working days

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    used it a couple of times it's still fairly quiet but it makes it so much easier to travel from one side of the city to the other

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverlandandy View Post
    used it a couple of times it's still fairly quiet
    Have you tried it at rush hour?
    It is extremely free flowing in the morning, but in the evening the merge with the M77 grinds to a halt

    Wait until the schools go back in August
    Then we have the busiest day in October, that will be the real test

    Rutherglen Town Centre is also quieter, the avoiding traffic no longer uses this route

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    is this the section they have been doing up near cumbernauld for donkeys years??

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