East Airdrie link road

Reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality between Newhouse and Stand

The East Airdrie Link Road is the name given to the section of the 'Pan Lan' orbital route that runs between the M8 and Cumbernauld. 

The project will deliver approximately nine kilometres of new single carriageway from the M8, north of Newhouse Interchange, to north of Stand. When complete, the new road link will offer drivers an alternative and more direct north-south route to the east of Airdrie improving connectivity and accessibility within North Lanarkshire and the wider City Region. 

Delivering the new link road will reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality on the A73 through Chapehall and Airdrie as well as helping to unlock development opportunities along the A73 which are constrained by existing road capacity.

This project is at an early stage but we aim to appoint a design team by Summer 2018 so we can start to prepare route design options.

Project News

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21 December 2017 - £190m roads programme to boost Ravenscraig regeneration - Glasgow City Region City Deal announcement

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