DRIVERS are warned of delays as overnight resurfacing works on the M80 between Junction 3 Hornshill and Junction 4 Westfield get underway this week.

Surfacing improvements will take two nights to complete, with the project first beginning on the southbound carriageway for a night before switching to the northbound carriageway for a second night.

The project is being carried out overnight to minimise disruption to road users, road bosses said.

The improvements will begin tonight between 8pm and 6am each night, with the project expected to be completed by 6am on Friday.

The programme is outlined as follows:

All traffic management will be lifted outwith working hours and the M80 will be fully open.

Carnie Morrison, Highway Management (Scotland) Limited General Manager, said: "These essential maintenance works are being carried out overnight when traffic flows are reduced to minimise delays to motorists as much as possible.

"The traffic management is essential for ensuring that both our teams as well as all road users are kept safe during the carriageway repairs, however teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

"We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential works on the M80.

"We encourage all motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and allow some extra time to reach their destination."

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting or twitter @trafficscotland.

The works are being carried out by Aggregate Industries Ltd., on behalf of Highway Management (Scotland) Limited and supervised by BEAR Scotland.

Works have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council and Police Scotland.