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Heavy rain delays removal of M80 speed cap

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:00 GMT on Friday, 22nd July, 2011.
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SEVERE weather has affected speed restrictions on the M80.

Plans were put into action, earlier this month, to remove the 40mph speed limit on the northbound M80 carriageway between Glasgow and Stirling. However, heavy rain fall has delayed the plans, with the speed restrictions being lifted tomorrow (Saturday), instead of today (Friday).

The plans were delayed as the heavy rain pushed back plans to paint the white lining on the northbound section of the M80.

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A spokesperson for Transport Scotland told Cumbernauld Media: “Following the heavy rain this week, which slightly curtailed vital white-lining work on the new road, the speed restrictions on the £320 million M80 Stepps to Haggs scheme will now be fully lifted northbound overnight on Friday 22 July into the early hours of Saturday.

“From tomorrow, drivers using this essential part of the trunk road network in central Scotland will start to benefit from improved journey times, reduced delays and less congestion.”

The announcement of the delay followed the news that £320 million M80 Stepps to Haggs project was on time and budget.

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