Scottish Highways: M8, M73 y M74
A public-private partnership to complete the Central Scotland highway network between the country's two main cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The section of the A8 between Baillieston and Newhouse will be converted into a multi-lane highway. The Raith Interchange will also be upgraded and various sections of the M8, M73 and M74 widened.
- 28,6 Km length
- 2017 opening date
The M8, M73, M74 Scottish Highways improvements project was awarded to the Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP) consortium in August 2013. The commercial and financial deal was closed in February 2014. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring 2017.
28.6 kilometres of highway will be involved, 12.4 kilometres of new construction and 16.2 kilometres of upgraded existing roadways. The concession period will be thirty-three (33) years from the signature of the Contract. This is an availability payment project and therefore payments to the concessionaire are pegged to the level of service.
Cintra thus becomes a key developer on the Scottish market. The Company aims to mitigate the congestion in the area and boost local development through the creation of nearly 1,000 jobs during the construction phase.