Page last updated at 23:15 GMT, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 00:15 UK

Ramp closed for extension works

Paisley Road off-ramp on M8
Drivers will be diverted off at Seaward Street while the ramp is closed

Motorists in Glasgow have been warned to expect delays while an off-ramp on the M8 is closed to allow work to progress on the M74 extension.

The Paisley Road ramp on the eastbound carriageway closed at midnight and will remain shut for a fortnight.

An alternative route will be in place to allow drivers to leave the M8 at Junction 21 Seaward Street.

Transport Scotland apologised for any inconvenience and said it would try to minimise disruptions.

The M74 extension project is the largest infrastructure scheme in the country.

It will join the M74 near Carmyle to the M8 west of the Kingston Bridge.

David Welsh, Interlink M74 Joint Venture project director, said: "We are aware this is a busy stretch of road and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

"These works are essential preparations for the new viaduct being constructed in this area and we have planned the work in such a way as to minimise the disruption for road users. "

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