Motorists are in for more travel issues as a section of the M8 is set to be closed-off for eight weeks.

Road construction company, Scotland TranServ, has announced it is set to begin an “essential” road safety barrier replacement on the M8 between Junctions 21 and 22.

Works to replace nearly two kilometres (1.24 miles) of barrier will operate each night from Sunday to Thursday, for the eight weeks, starting on Sunday, April 23.

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To complete the replacement work “as quickly and safely as possible,” Scotland TranServ said it has to close the motorway westbound when carrying out work in this direction and one of the eastbound lanes.

When work is carried out on the eastbound barriers, the motorway will be closed in this direction with one of the westbound lanes also closed.

Traffic management will be in place from 8pm to 6am on each evening of work.

Those using the M8 overnight should follow diversion routes.

The £500,000 M8 safety barrier improvement project is one of a number of similar schemes being scheduled by Scotland TranServ to deliver “long-term benefits to commuters, freight traffic and tourists” using one of Scotland’s busiest transport corridors, said the company.

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Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s deputy planned maintenance manager, described how the barriers “are coming towards the end of their useable life.”

She added how they will now be replaced, and continued: “In order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum for commuters, freight traffic and the community, we’ve scheduled work during times of lowest possible traffic flow.”