HELENSBURGH motorists have been warned to expect "significant delays" on journeys to or from Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Airport this weekend.

Scotland Transerv contractors will be carrying out resurfacing work on the eastbound M8 between the Erskine Bridge and the St James Interchange.

A contraflow system will be in place between junctions 30 and 29, meaning only a single lane will be available for traffic both eastbound and westbound.

The contraflow will operate between 6pm on Friday, April 26 and 8am on Monday, April 29.

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Long queues are expected throughout, both on the M8 itself and on the alternative A82 to and from Glasgow.

Anthony Chambers, Scotland TranServ’s lead designer on the project, said: “In consultation with local authorities, emergency services and a number of key stakeholders, Scotland TranServ has been carefully planning this £332k programme of work.

"This is an important stretch of Scotland’s busiest motorway, and therefore it is essential that we work to reduce disruption for commuters, local businesses and freight traffic.

“It is also important that we plan around not only the peak holiday season, but that we take other significant works and utility schemes into consideration in the planning of our projects.

"These important works are in addition to a brace of resurfacing schemes between Junctions 29 and 30 completed earlier in the year.”

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Drivers are advised to seek alternative travel arrangements over this weekend, with traffic modelling specialists forecasting significant delays throughout.

Live trunk road information is available on trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter. Further project details are available on the Scotland TranServ website.