Lanarkshire motorists warned over day and overnight closures of M74

Lanarkshire motorists are being made aware of day and overnight closures affecting the M74.

Road users are advised that the M74 northbound carriageway between Junction 6 Hamilton and Motherwell and Junction 5 Raith, including Hamilton Motorway Services off and on slip roads, will be closed overnight for 13 nights, commencing Tuesday, August 15, for essential carriageway resurfacing and maintenance works.

The closures have been scheduled overnight to minimise disruption to traffic and are required to ensure road user and road worker safety.

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The closures will take place overnight from 8pm on the days below to 6am the following day as follows: Tuesday, August 15, to Friday, August 18; Sunday, August 20, to Friday, August 25 and Sunday, August 27, to Tuesday, August 29.

As a result, the following slip roads will also be closed: M74 northbound Junction 6 on slip road from Hamilton (A723); M74 northbound Junction 6 on slip road from Motherwell (A723); M74 northbound off slip road to Hamilton Motorway Services; M74 northbound on slip road from Hamilton Motorway Services; M74 northbound Junction 5 Raith off slip road to Raith roundabout (A725).

In addition, there will be three daytime closures of the M74 northbound off slip road or on slip road at Hamilton Motorway Services, for resurfacing works, from 6am to 8pm from Wednesday, August 16, to Friday, August 18.

A signed diversion route for the M74 northbound closures will be in place via the M74 northbound Junction 6 Hamilton off slip road, A723 to A72 Palace Grounds Road, Muir Street, Bothwell Road, A7071 Bellshill Road, re-joining the M74 northbound or A725 at Junction 5 Raith roundabout.

Access to the motorway services will be restricted during the three daytime closures with only one of the motorway services slip roads (off slip or on slip) being closed at any one time.

A local diversion route will be in place for Hamilton Motorway Services via the back entrance at Mote Hill, Hamilton.

Road users are encouraged to plan ahead and check Traffic Scotland prior to travelling at these times to check their route.

The works have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, South Lanarkshire Council, Amey South West Unit and Police Scotland.

If you have any enquiries regarding these works, please contact us on 0800 042 0188 or

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting the Traffic Scotland website or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

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Daily Record – Motherwell