|Location Map ( geo)|
|Aerial view of the entire A8(M)|
|From:||Baillieston Interchange (M8, M73) (NS691641)|
|To:||Swinton Roundabout (A8, A89) (NS688641)|
|Distance:||0.2 miles (0.3 km)|
|Meets:||M8, M73, A8, A89|
|Route outline (key)|
The A8(M) is a brand new motorway (open in Autumn 2016) that has been created as part of the wider upgrades to the nearby M8, M73, and M74 motorways. As part of the completion of the M8, the existing Baillieston Interchange has been modified so that the new motorway alignment feeds directly into it. The 'old' A8 will be re-aligned to join the A89 north east of the existing junction.
The removal of the all-purpose links to Baillieston Roundabout have resulted in the realignment of the old A8 between here and the former crossroads where the A89 crossed. This has now moved east to the new Swinton Roundabout, creating a short multiplex between the A8 and A89.
It is not yet known what the start of motorway signs will display, but the signs already installed only show A8(M) westbound. These signs were later removed.