M8 '˜missing link' section due to open ahead of schedule
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.