Temporary average speed cameras begin enforcing on M8
Temporary average speed cameras are now enforcing on the M8 for essential bridge refurbishment work between junction 25 & 25a. The work is scheduled to run from March until June 2022.
Temporary Average Speed Cameras at Roadworks (TASCAR) systems are used by Safety Cameras Scotland for the enforcement of mandatory speed limits and have been shown to increase speed compliance and reduce congestion, improving road user and road worker safety.
The use of the average speed cameras contribute towards road worker, driver and other road user safety by improving traffic flow over a longer stretch of road. The cameras will enable traffic to continue to flow through this busy area between Glasgow and Paisley while work continues to improve the network.
The scheme, with a value of approximately £2,000,000, will benefit road users on this key route, by ensuring the continued safe and reliable operation of the trunk road and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. The refurbishment works are being undertaken on three bridges between Junctions 25 and 25A of the westbound M8 motorway and include bridge deck waterproofing, concrete repairs, parapet upgrades, drainage improvements and resurfacing works. A contraflow will be in operation throughout, which will involve a single lane crossover from the westbound outside lane to the eastbound outside lane.
Alan Bowater, West Safety Camera Manager; ‘Roadworkers take extra risks undertaking essential maintenance on our networks to keep everyone moving. By ignoring speed restrictions, road signage and coned areas, you’re not just risking the life of road workers but you’re also putting yourself and others in danger. Even the smallest reductions in traffic speeds can deliver major improvements to road safety and the average speed cameras assist in delivering a safer environment for all road users.’
For further updates visit M8 | Junction 25 - 25A (swtrunkroads.scot)