Drivers on the M8 will face slight disruption as the new Sighthill bridge is developed. 

Yesterday, councillors agreed to award the contract to BAM Nuttall Ltd to deliver a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the M8 connecting Sighthill and Glasgow city centre.

The contract – worth £18.4million will replace the current one with a structure that is far more attractive and fit for purpose.

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Road closures will take place over night as Transport Scotland won’t allow them during the day.

The bridge will be moved in, in one overnight closure, to try and keep the disruption to a very minimum.

The new bridge will connect Sighthill and communities in North Glasgow to the city centre, with Sighthill a walk of 15 minutes or less from George Square.

Glasgow City Council have stated that there will be a demand for simple access to the city centre from this area when regeneration work of 1,000 new homes is complete.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet, said: “This new bridge will transform and encourage connectivity to and from Sighthill and will very much be a symbol of the emerging regeneration and revitalisation of the North of Glasgow.

“Communities like Sighthill are so close to the centre of Glasgow but have for far too long felt remote from it, physically, socially and economically. The new bridge will connected a vibrant new community to the benefits of its wonderful location and to the wider city.”