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Average speed cameras installed across M8, M73 and M74 motorway upgrades

The cameras will remain in place until the completion of the £500m project, which is scheduled to complete spring 2017, and have been installed by Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP), the consortium responsible for designing, building, financing and operating the project roads, “to reflect the significant increase in construction works scheduled in the months ahead”.

Cameras will go live on the first section of the M74 northbound and southbound from Junction 3, Carmyle to Junction 6, Hamilton, within the coming weeks, followed by:

• M73 both directions from Junction 1, Maryville to Junction 2, Baillieston

• M8 both directions from Junction 10, Easterhouse to Junction 8, Baillieston

• A8 both directions from Baillieston to Shawhead Junction

• A8 both directions from Shawhead Junction to M8 Junction 6, Newhouse

Graeme Reid, project sponsor for Transport Scotland, said: “We know from our experience of major road infrastructure projects that safety cameras are a tried and tested approach that improves safety for both road users and the adjacent construction workforce during what will be an extremely busy period in terms of construction.”

Mark Miller, a spokesperson for Scottish Roads Partnership, added: “Given the close proximity to the live road and the space constraints across the site, we believe that it is necessary to install safety cameras and reduce speed limits to ensure the safety of road users and that of our workforce. We would like to take this opportunity to thank road users for their patience while we deliver these significant improvements works.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.