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Shotts Interchange

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Shotts Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M8 westbound - Geograph - 2957194.jpg
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Location
Blairmains
County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
modified Trumpet
Roads Joined
M8, B7057, B7066
Junctions related to the B7066
The original temporary terminus was just to the east of junction 5

Shotts Interchange is junction 5 of the M8.

In this area (from about half a mile east of junction 5 to two miles west of it) the M8 is essentially an online upgrade of the previous A8, which was a 1930s new build (see A8/History).

The first section of the M8 to open was the Harthill bypass in November 1964. Its original west end was a temporary tie-in about 0.6 miles east of junction 5. The motorway was extended the short distance to junction 5 in November or December 1965. As the motorway was on the same line as the A8, the whole junction was opened at this time. The extension of the M8 westward to the next junction was in August 1967.

Routes

Route To Notes

M8

Glasgow (A8)

M8

Edinburgh (A8)

B7057

Shotts, H.M.P. Shotts (B717)

B7066

Salsburg

B7066

Harthill, Whitburn




Shotts Interchange
Related Pictures
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A8 from Holytown to Broxburn - section 2 - Coppermine - 16895.JPGA8 from Holytown to Broxburn - section 3 - Coppermine - 16894.JPGM8 westbound - Geograph - 2957194.jpg
Junctions on the M8
Hermiston • Newbridge • 2 Claylands • 3 Detchmont • 3A Starlaw • 4 Whitburn  • 4A Heartlands • 5 Shotts • 6 Newhouse • 6A Chapelhall • 7 Eurocentral • 7A Shawhead • 8 Baillieston • 9 Easterhouse Rd • 10 Westerhouse Rd • 11 Stepps Rd • 12 Cumbernauld Rd • 13 Provan • 14 Blochairn • 15 Townhead • 16 Dobbies Loan • Port Dundas • 17 & 18 Charing Cross • 18 & 19 Anderston • 20 West Street • 21 Seaward St • 22 Plantation Rd • 23 Dumbreck Rd • 24 Helen St • 25 Cardonald • 25A Braehead • 26 Hillington • 27 Arkleston • 28 Glasgow Airport • 28A & 29 St James' • 29A Southbar • 30 Craigton • 31 West Ferry


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