LONG tailbacks are expected on the motorway near Glasgow Airport when lanes shut for over a month.

Road bosses will be restricting travel in both directions of the M8 while barrier works are carried out.

Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will replace carry out work between Junction 28 and 30 until mid-October.

The westbound carriageway will be completely closed off, with an offside lane shut in the eastbound direction.

Midway through the works the traffic management will alter to a full closure of the eastbound carriageway with an offside lane closure westbound.

The trunk road management company has already replaced 13 kilometres of barriers in the last 18 months.

Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s deputy planned maintenance manager, said: “We’ve been working closely with Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland and local authorities to specifically schedule this significant programme of work for minimal impact on local commuters, businesses and air passengers.

“Works will be carried out overnight, with traffic management only implemented once vehicle flow is satisfactorily low.”

The project, which will last for several weeks, will also avoid working on the busier Friday and Saturday overnight.

It will run from 8pm each evening to 6am the following morning from Sunday to Thursday.

Laura added: “Working overnight helps to reduce the impact on the communities and businesses while we carry out these important projects.”