The M8 (Newhouse to Easterhouse), M73 (Maryville to Mollinsburn), A8 (Newhouse to Bargeddie) and A725 (Shawhead to Whistleberry) Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) Order 2020

Cited as:SSI 2020/50
Jurisdiction:Scotland

2020No. 50

ROAD TRAFFIC

The M8 (Newhouse to Easterhouse), M73 (Maryville to Mollinsburn), A8 (Newhouse to Bargeddie) and A725 (Shawhead to Whistleberry) Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) Order 2020

Made20thFebruary2020

Coming into force1stMarch2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(1) and (2), 4(1) and 14(1)(a) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 14(1) of that Act, they are satisfied that the traffic on the lengths of road specified in the schedule should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near those lengths of road.

In accordance with section 14(3) of that Act, they have had regard to the existence of alternative routes suitable for the traffic which will be affected by this Order.

Citation, commencement and cessation

1. This Order may be cited as the M8 (Newhouse to Easterhouse), M73 (Maryville to Mollinsburn), A8 (Newhouse to Bargeddie) and A725 (Shawhead to Whistleberry) Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) Order 2020, comes into force on 1 March 2020 and ceases to have effect on 1 June 2020.

Prohibition on use of a road

2. No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or part or parts of a length of road, specified in the schedule when a prohibition is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 8 (diagram 7105 – position of barrier to mark length of road closed or to guide traffic past an obstruction) of the sign table in Part 6 of schedule 13 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016( 2).

Prohibition on overtaking

3. No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle in such a way that it overtakes any other moving vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in the schedule when a prohibition is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 5 (diagram 632 – no overtaking) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 3 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016. “Other moving vehicle” does not include a cycle, motor cycle, tricycle or any other vehicle not being a motor vehicle in accordance with section 140 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 3).

Speed restriction

4.—(1) No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in column 1 of the tables in Parts 2 and 3 of the schedule at a speed exceeding that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the relevant table when a restriction is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 1 (diagram 670 – maximum speed limit in mph) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 10 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

(2) When this paragraph applies, no person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in column 1 of the table in Part 3 of the schedule at a speed exceeding 10 miles per hour when that restriction is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 1 (diagram 670 – maximum speed limit in mph) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 10 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

(3) Paragraph (2) applies when convoy working is in operation and indicated by one or more of the traffic signs of the types described in:

(a) Item 34 (diagram 7025 – vehicles to be escorted through road works ahead), item 35 (diagram 7026 – explanation of reason for escorting vehicles in convoys) and item 36 (diagram 7029 – convoy vehicles no overtaking) of the sign table in Part 6 of schedule 13, and

(b) item 58 (diagram 7011 – point beyond which vehicular traffic must not proceed when required to stop) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 14.

Exemptions

5. No prohibition imposed by this Order applies to vehicles being used in an emergency for fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard purposes or a vehicle while being used for carrying out the works.

6. No speed restriction imposed by this Order applies to—

(a) vehicles falling within regulation 3(4) of the Road Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces) (Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011( 4) when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations, or

(b) vehicles being used in an emergency for coastguard purposes.

Buchanan House,

Glasgow

20th February 2020

J KENNEDY

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

SCHEDULE

Articles 2, 3 and 4

SPECIFIED LENGTHS OF ROAD

PART 1

1

Specified lengths of road

1. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road being the slip road from the westbound carriageway of the M8 to Easterhouse Road, a distance of 360 metres or thereby.

2. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road being the slip road from Easterhouse road to the eastbound carriageway of the M8, a distance of 205 metres or thereby.

3. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road being the slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the M8 to Easterhouse Road, a distance of 511 metres or thereby.

4. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road being the M8 westbound on slip road at Junction 9 (Springhill), a distance of 502 metres or thereby.

5. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road, being the slip road from the westbound carriageway of the A8 to the westbound carriageway of the M8, a distance of 1.1 kilometres or thereby.

6. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the eastbound off slip road at A8 Bargeddie Junction, a distance of 403 metres or thereby.

7. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the eastbound on slip road at A8 Bargeddie Junction, a distance of 460 metres or thereby.

8. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the westbound off slip road at A8 Bargeddie Junction, a distance of 468 metres or thereby.

9. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the westbound on slip road at A8 Bargeddie Junction, a distance of 502 metres or thereby.

10. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the slip road from the eastbound carriageway of the A8 to the southbound carriageway of the A725/A726, a distance of 596 metres or thereby.

11. That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh – Greenock Trunk Road, being the slip road from the southbound carriageway of the A725/A726 to the eastbound carriageway of the A8, a distance of 668 metres or...

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