M8/M74 motorway closures when Glasgow Rangers playing at Ibrox: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested


Can you please advise on the motorway lane closures and full closures which have been put in place from the Helen street junction of the M8 along to Glasgow Fort junction of M8, and also the M74 between tradeston and Hamilton junctions when Glasgow Rangers have been playing at Ibrox Stadium from January 2017 until this present date.

To which you clarified the dates of works required were; 21.01.17, 04.02.17, 12.02.17, 01.03.17,

04.03.17, 18.03.17, 01.04.17, 15.04.17, 29.06.17, 09.08.17, 12.08.17, 19.08.17, 09.09.17, 23.09.17, 22.10.17, 25.10.17, 04.11.17, 18.11.17, 29.11.17, 09.12.17, 16.12.17, 27.12.17 13.01.18, 04.03.18, 12.07.18, 02.08.18, 09.08.18, 12.08.18, 23.08.18, 15.09.18, 23.09.18 26.09.18, 04.10.18, 07.10.18, 25.10.18, 31.10.18, 11.11.18, 24.11.18, 29.11.18, 05.12.18, 16.12.18, 26.12.18, 29.12.18, 02.02.19, 16.02.19 and 20.02.19.




As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.


As you may be aware, our operating company, Scotland Transerv maintain the M8 from Junction 10 to Junction 24 and the M74 between Junction 1 to Junction 4. Scottish Roads Partnership are responsible for Junction 10 to Junction 1 of the M8 and on the M74 Junction 4 to Junction 6. 

Please refer to Annex A and Annex B which is the list of works for Scotland Transerv’s work for the location and dates requested. Annex C is the list of works for Scottish Roads Partnership for the location and dates requested.


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foi-19-00179 Annexes A & C
foi-19-00179 Annex B


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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