Delays expected on M74 at Raith in July

11th July 2019

M74 Raith

Anyone travelling in the vicinity of Raith in the coming weeks has been advised of potentially significant delays in the area.

Transport Scotland engineers will be working at sites along the M74 on approach to Junction 5 Raith for approximately ten days from July 16th.


Essential repairs to Raith Bridge

A contraflow will be in operation on both directions of the M74 to allow for essential bridge maintenance works.

As a result, drivers are advised to plan additional time into their journeys and to avoid the area if possible.

Graham Drummond, operations manager for the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, said: “Scottish Roads Partnership is asking motorists to plan their journey in advance and if possible to use an alternative route or mode of transport while these essential maintenance works are completed.”

He added the scheme will require specific periods of closure when concrete repair and waterproofing are carried out and allowed time to dry.

For this reason, motorists should not become frustrated if they do not see workers at the site of some prolonged closures.

These road works are among the many planned to improve Scottish roads and motorways.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “The repairs and maintenance to the M74 Raith Bridge over the River Clyde are essential works and motorists are asked to bear with engineers throughout the coming weeks.”