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East Airdrie Link Road project overview

We're developing a new road and active travel route between Newhouse and Stand/Riggend.

This will to reduce journey times, traffic congestion and improve air quality.

The East Airdrie link road is the name given to the section of the Pan Lanarkshire orbital transport corridor that runs between the M8 and the A73 south of Cumbernauld. 

This section will link with the Ravenscraig access infrastructure, south of the M8, to provide a north-south route through North Lanarkshire and to the wider City Region.

The new road infrastructure will:

  • improve journey times and transport reliability
  • improve connections between residential areas, town centres, business centres, employment and education
  • improve air quality, by relieving congestion along the existing A73

The project will create a new single carriageway road link, north of the M8 (A723/Newhouse Interchange) to the A73 north of Stand/Riggend.

The road will have a small number of roundabouts to existing local roads to improve how traffic moves.

It will also include new bridges going over or under:

  • Airdrie to Bathgate train line
  • North Calder Water and other streams
  • local roads

A separate, north-south, shared walking, cycling and wheeling path will also be created providing improved access for users.

Find out more

For more information on what we have done, see Stage 1 and Stage 2

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Project news

We will always look to keep you up-to-date with what's happening on these projects, and issue news releases to keep you informed.

26 May 2021 - Route planned for link road - We have published plans for the new East Airdrie Link Road.

17 December 2020 - Council investment in infrastructure boosts hospital site selection - Preferred site for the replacement University Hospital Monklands.

Page last updated:
01 Jun 2021

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