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M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvements, Scotland

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RPS acted as Contractor’s Designer on behalf of Transport Scotland for this major £400m DBFO project comprising a new 12km dual three-lane motorway section of the M8 between Bailliestown and Newhouse, with three new grade separated motorway junctions and amendments to two existing motorway junctions.

It also comprised upgrades to approximately 16km of the existing motorway network including widening for additional lanes, realignments, drainage, mining stabilisation works, environmental mitigation and provision of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) across the network.

This project was awarded an ACEI Design Excellence Award in 2018.

Project name

M8/M73/M74 Motorway improvements, Scotland

Client

Transport Scotland 

Location

Scotland

Services provided

  • Contractor's designer 
  • Civil & Structural engineering
  • Detailed design 
  • EIA
  • BIM

 

Challenge

As one of the largest infrastructure developments in Scotland, the M8/M73/M4 improvements is a key element of Transport Scotland’s upgrade to the motorway network. Under live traffic conditions, with an estimated 100,000 movements per day, this project was a complex challenge for the RPS team to deliver:

  • a new motorway between Baillieston and Newhouse, completing the M8
  • improvements to Raith Interchange on the M74
  • a new, all-purpose A8 between Baillieston and Eurocentral
  • upgrading the existing M8 between Easterhouse and Baillieston
  • upgrading the M73 between Baillieston and Maryville that links the M8 and M74
  • upgrade of the M74 between Daldowie and Hamilton

M8 Scotland BIM (Building Information Model) Drawing

£   400   million

DBFO project

40

Structures

12

Kilometres dual three-lane motorway

600

Metre underpass at Raith junction