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Improving access through Ravenscraig

Planning permission granted

Planning permission has been granted for plans to upgrade the road connections between Motherwell and Ravenscraig.


Developing new, and improve existing, road and active travel routes to support the development Ravenscraig.

The Ravenscraig Access Infrastructure project is the section of the Pan-Lanarkshire orbital route that runs from the M74 at Motherwell to the M8 at Holytown.

This section will link with the East Airdrie Link Road to provide a route through North Lanarkshire to the wider City Region.

The project will:

  • provide new road and active travel routes
  • make improvements to the existing road
  • support the development and regeneration of Ravenscraig

The project is being delivered in two parts

Ravenscraig Access Infrastructure (RAI) South

RAI (South) will create a new road link and pedestrian and cycle paths into Ravenscraig from Airbles Road, up to the Regional Sports Facility.

The new road will go under the West Coast Main Line railway and we will build a new bridge to enable this to happen. We will also need to create a new roundabout on Windmillhill Street.

There will also be other road improvements on Airbles Road at Windmillhill Street and Hamilton Road (A723).

Ravenscraig Access Infrastructure (RAI) North

RAI (North) will be upgrade the A723 for three kilometres from the New Craig Road junction at Ravenscraig to the M8 at Holytown to create a dual carriageway and shared footway/cycleway.

The projects

Planning application information

Planning permission to let us build key elements of RAI (South) was granted at Planning Committee on 16 September 2021.

This will enable us to upgrade the road connections between Motherwell and Ravenscraig.

You can view plans and access other information on this by using reference number 21/00695/FUL on our online planning system.

Find out more

For more information about what’s being done on the (RAI) South and (RAI) North, go to our dedicated webpages.

We recommend you sign up to our email alerts as the best way to keep up-to-date on the project.

You may be interested in updates for (RAI) South, updates for (RAI) North or updates on both projects.

We are also doing other projects at Ravenscraig

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.

Page last updated:
30 Sep 2021

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