M8 'Missing Link' Section To Open Early

12 April 2017, 12:26 | Updated: 12 April 2017, 12:27

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The new section of the M8 is to open to traffic almost a week ahead of schedule.

The so-called missing link of Scotland's busiest motorway between Newhouse and Ballieston will open westbound on April 23 and eastbound a week later.

It is the latest stage in the £500 million M8 M73 and M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Diversions on the M8/A8 started in February while the finishing touches were put to the new carriageway.

Transport Scotland said the work will improve journey times at peak times by around 20 minutes.