M74 - M8 interchange

  • The new M74 is up and running
  • The new M74 offramp heading west
  • M74 Bike 'n' Hike day in May 2011

Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council

Other Partners: Transport Scotland

Project Team: Interlink M74 Joint Venture

Contact Details:
Via website

Website: 
www.transportscotland.gov.uk/projects/m74-completion

Project History
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  • M74 - M8 Interchange on West Street
  • Bridge section of M74 - M8 Interchange
  • M74 - M8 Interchange
  • Bridge section of M74 - M8 Interchange
  • View from West Street towards the city centre
  • The M74 offramp heading west

Location:

Glasgow City Centre, Tradeston

Description:

The M74 extension project is the missing link between the end of the M74 at Fullarton Road Junction near Carmyle and the M8 motorway west of Kingston Bridge near Glasgow city centre. The junction connecting the M74 with the M8 lies in the Clyde Waterfront area.

The five mile (8 kilometre) motorway link comprises three lanes in each direction and a hard shoulder on each side.

Starting near Carmyle in the south east, the motorway crosses mainly brownfield and industrial sites in Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Polmadie and Eglinton before linking with the M8 at Tradeston.

The vital link between the completed M74 and the M8 takes place, just to the south of the river in the Tradeston area. The new interchange involves the construction of eastbound and westbound viaducts. Eastbound, a viaduct carries the link connecting the eastbound carriageways of the M8 and M74 over the existing M8. Westbound, a viaduct at Carnoustie Street carries the link connecting the M8's westbound carriageways to those of the M74 Completion.

Current status:

The project completed on 28th June 2011. Further details are available on the project website.

Timescale:

2008 - 2011

Cost:

£692 million