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£19MILLION M8 Footbridge Project Due For Completion In August 2021

WORK is due to start on the new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M8 at Sighthill in March.

Councillors are due to award the £19million contract next week to BAM Nuttall Ltd.

Construction is expected to take more than 70 weeks, with completion due in August 2021.

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The work includes demolition of the existing North Wallace Street footbridge; construction of a new footbridge including wing walls and ramps on both approaches and retaining walls on the south approach.

It also covers landscaping (including a five-year soft landscaping maintenance period); public realm; and demolition of an existing high mast light and construction of two new high mast lights.

The bridge is part of the massive Sighthill regeneration scheme.