Overnight carriageway closures between M80 Junctions 8 and 9: 15-29 July

15 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.


Overnight carriageway closures are planned on the M80 between Junction 8 Bankhead and Junction 9 Pirnhall from 15-29 July. This is to allow operating company Amey to carry out essential maintenance including carriageway resurfacing and replacement of expansion joints at Carron Bridge.

The northbound carriageway of the M80 will be closed between Junction 8 Bankhead and Junction 9 Pirnhall from 20:00 until 06:00 on the nights of 16, 22, 23 , 24, 27 and 28 July. A diversion route for northbound traffic will be signposted from Junction 8 Bankhead via the M876 to the M9 southbound, rejoining the M876 eastbound at Junction 7 before turning at Bowtrees Roundabout and returning northbound on the M9 to rejoin the M80 at Junction 9 Pirnhall.

The southbound carriageway of the M80 will be closed at Junction 9 Pirnhall from 20:00 until 06:00 on the nights of 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 July. A diversion route for southbound traffic will be signposted via the M9 southbound and the M876 eastbound to Bowtrees Roundabout, from where traffic will return to M80 Junction 8 Bankhead via the M9 northbound and the M876 westbound.

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, 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, local authorities 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/