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  • Incident - M8 J2 Claylands (Between slips) - Queue (3.97m S of Queensferry, N/a)


    2 lanes restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 08:20
    Map location: 55.926,-3.4068

  • Incident - M8 J28 East - Slip On - Queue (2.01m SW of Paisley, N/a)


    1 lane restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 55.8624,-4.4318

  • Incident - M8 J2 Claylands (Between slips) - Queue (3.95m W of Queensferry, N/a)


    2 lanes restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 08:30
    Map location: 55.9261,-3.3984

  • Incident - M8 J14 - J13 Provan Rd - Queue (2.38m SE of Bishopbriggs, N/a)


    5 lanes restricted Westbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 18:10
    Map location: 55.8667,-4.2172

  • Incident - M8 J14 - J13 Provan Rd - Queue (3.16m SE of Glasgow, N/a)


    3 lanes restricted Westbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 08:20
    Map location: 55.87,-4.2015

  • Incident - M8 J2 (Claylands) - M8 J1 (Hermiston Gait) - Queue (4.93m NE of Queensferry, N/a)


    2 lanes restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 19:40
    Map location: 55.9205,-3.3397

  • Incident - M8 J14 - J13 Provan Rd - Queue (2.82m SE of Glasgow, N/a)


    5 lanes restricted Westbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 07:50
    Map location: 55.8676,-4.2104

  • Incident - M8 J22 W - E Plantation - Queue (0.94m NE of Govan, N/a)


    2 lanes restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 16:40
    Map location: 55.8506,-4.2925

  • Incident - M8 J13(Provan Rd) - J12(Cumbnld Rd) - Queue (3.73m E of Glasgow, N/a)


    4 lanes restricted Westbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 55.8739,-4.1867

  • Roadworks - Roadworks 3.22mi from Glasgow. (3.22m SE of Glasgow, N/a)


    Caution roadworks - Start Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 00:00 End Date: Friday, 29 August 2014 - 00:00

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 06:00
    Map location: 55.8706,-4.2001

  • Incident - M8 J28 - J27 Airport - Arkleston - Breakdown (1.95m S of Renfrew, N/a)


    1 lane closed Westbound for more than an hour

    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 14:50
    Map location: 55.8617,-4.4163

  • Incident - M8 J19 - J19(E) Kingston Bridge - Queue (2.1m E of Glasgow, N/a)


    1 lane restricted Eastbound indefinitely

    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 18:10
    Map location: 55.8615,-4.2704

Motorway/Road Information

Motorway
M8
Description
Linking Edinburgh to the A8 at Langbank, via Glasgow and Livingston. There is a gap in the motorway between Chapelhall and Bargeddie (south-east and south-west of Coatbridge) where the road is classified as the A8, this section will soon be upgraded to motorway standard.
Counties
Edinburgh, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Length
1965 present 
Existed Since
Constructed 19651995 
Completed
Major junctions 

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local M8 area. Use the 'Traffic' function on your RDS radio (marked TA, TP, TI or Traffic) and you will be automatically switched to travel and traffic conditions.

100.0 FMReal Radio Scotland (Glasgow)
100.2 FMClassic FM (Douglas)
100.8 FMRevival FM (Cumbernauld)
101.0 FMInsight (Glasgow)
102.2 FMForth One (Penicuik)
102.4 FMEnergy FM (Douglas)
97.7-99.8BBC Radio 1
88.1-90.3BBC Radio 2
90.2-92.6BBC Radio 3
92.5-94.7BBC Radio Scotland
92.4-96.8BBC Radio Cymru

Primary Destinations on the M8

M8 Primary Destinations

The following 'primary destinations' are towns and cities that appear on road signs on the M8, and are typically important or major conurbations along the route.

Reported accidents on the M8 in 2013

Motorway Picture

This graph provides road safety data of road accidents in Great Britain on the M8, and include statistics from personal injury accidents that occurred on public roads which were subsequently reported and recorded by the local police authority.

Data has been extracted to show the total number of slight, serious and fatal accidents on the M8 in 2013.

Licensed under the Open Government Licence. Source: Road Safety Data.

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SERIOUS 000002000100010001000
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