Overnight roadworks at M8 Junction 3: 21 July

21 July 2020

Transport Scotland and Amey fully recognise the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, and it is vital that essential maintenance works are carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of these routes. A number of maintenance projects have been identified as essential and will be prioritised over the coming weeks.


The westbound slip road onto the M8 at Junction 3 Livingston will be closed from 21:00 on Tuesday 21 July until 06:00 on the morning of Wednesday 22 July. Westbound traffic on the main carriageway of the M8 will also be restricted to a single lane during these times. This is to allow operating company Amey to carry out essential repairs to the road surface.

A diversion route for traffic wishing to join the M8 westbound will be signposted to M8 Junction 3A Bathgate, via the A899 Livingston Rd, the A89 westbound and the A779 Starlaw Rd.

These essential works, with a value of £20,000, will improve safety and journey time reliability and will reduce overall maintenance costs by mitigating the need for further reactive repairs.

The safety of workers remains a top priority during this essential maintenance project. Physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project. Thorough risk assessments will be carried out and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

Please note that all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. For the current status of all road schemes please visit our website: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/current-works/

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, West Lothian Council and the emergency services. 

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

To report a problem on the network please visit: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/report-a-problem/