Emergency maintenance work underway following deterioration of M8 bridges

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EMERGENCY maintenance work is to be undertaken by Amey on some of the bridges making up the M8 viaduct in Glasgow.

Pre-construction work and investigations commenced on Friday (March 12), following a structural assessment to address deterioration identified at several areas on both the eastbound and westbound structures at Junction 16 and 17.

An Amey spokesperson said, “Forthcoming work will see the installation of temporary bridge props installed adjacent to the main bridge piers at several locations below the bridge deck, in preparation for a permanent repair. Pre-construction work and investigations commenced on Friday March 12, with the first of the props expected to be installed in April.”

The firm added that speed and lane restrictions will be in place on the M8 for the full extent of the structures to ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public. Narrowed lanes have also been introduced on the mainline of the M8 through the structures.