M74



Scottish Ministers held liable for flooding on private land caused by M74

A landowner who raised a legal action against the Scottish Ministers over what he claimed was a “natural right of drainage” has been granted a declaration that the M74 motorway interferes with that right.

Published 20 September 2017

New £500m M8 officially opened by First Minister

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, which aims to save motorists up to 20 minutes on journey times.

Published 14 August 2017

New underpass set to open at Raith interchange

The new Raith Underpass at Junction 5 of the M74 has been officially opened following a complex and challenging three-year construction programme.

Published 15 February 2017

VIDEO: M74 opens to traffic following successful bridge demolition

Part of the main arterial route between Scotland and England re-opened to traffic at over six hours ahead of schedule following the first planned closure of the road in its 50 year history.

Published 21 November 2016

Video shows new M8 ‘missing link’

A spectacular aerial video has been released of the new M8 ‘missing link’ currently being constructed as part of the £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Published 2 September 2016

Video captures 200 tonne beams lifted to construct new M8 bridge

Video footage showing the construction of the largest single span bridge being built as part of the £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project has been released by Transport Scotland.

Published 2 June 2016

Major central belt motorway improvements give SMEs £144m boost

Scottish subcontractors have so far benefitted from more than £56 million of work on the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project, with a further £88m still be awarded.

Published 15 September 2015

First bridge completed at £500m M8 M73 M74 improvements project

Video footage showing the construction of the first major structure as part of the £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project has been released by Transport Scotland.

Published 29 July 2015