Bridge closure

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, is undertaking essential refurbishments of the Cornwall Street and Kirkwood Street footbridges that span the M8 between Junctions 21 and 23 (Kinning Park and Ibrox), south-west of Glasgow City Centre from Monday 1st July until Friday 20th December 2024.

Kirkwood Street footbridge is the main bridge that many of our pupils and staff use to go from our school to Paisley Road West and Cessnock station.

A programme of maintenance is required to ensure these 50-year-old structures continue to operate safely and efficiently and will include:

  • Waterproofing and resurfacing of each bridge deck;
  • Replacement of all expansion joints;
  • Pedestrian parapet replacement;
  • Concrete repairs including installation of cathodic corrosion protection;
  • Strengthening at half joint locations;
  • Bearing replacements;
  • Vehicle restraint system upgrades to provide column protection;
  • Drainage upgrades.

This maintenance project will refurbish all four footbridges over the M8 at this location and will be undertaken in two phases:

  • Phase 1 takes place from Monday 1st July 2024 for approximately 25 weeks and encompasses the refurbishment of the Cornwall Street and Kirkwood Street footbridges.
  • Phase 2 is being considered to take place in Spring/Summer 2025 and will encompass the refurbishment of the Percy Street and Beech Avenue footbridges. Further details will be issued following completion of Phase 1.

For Phase 1, to ensure the safety of the public, our roadworkers and the site, a complete closure of Cornwall Street and Kirkwood Street footbridges will be implemented from Monday 1st July 2024 with no pedestrian or cyclist access. Those intending to use either footbridge during the closure period will be diverted to use the nearby Percy Street and Beech Avenue footbridges, approximately 200m away.

Full details of this project, including pedestrian diversion routes, are available via the website:

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, and Glasgow City Council.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

  • A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website: An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service.

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