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Work on developing the UK Motorway system, which transformed British travel, started in the mid-1950s. The Motorway Archive celebrates the engineering achievement involved in the conception, planning, design and construction of this transport network by thousands of dedicated professionals. The Archive itself is a collection of as many of the documents and artefacts, which were associated with the development, as it has been possible to find. From this wealth of material has come the story of each motorway developed in Britain over the last 50 years. This is the story of one of them.

Region: Scotland

M80. Haggs-Pirnhall

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This short length of motorway of about 7½ miles is part of the trunk route from Glasgow to Stirling. The all-purpose A80 road from Glasgow had been converted to dual carriageway up to Ingliston at the northern end of the Denny by-pass by 1970. Authority was sought to extend the route as motorway up to the M9 and powers were also taken to up-grade to motorway standard the dual carriageway between Cumbernauld and Ingliston. An extension to the motorway to Glasgow, started with a Stepps by-pass.

Contract details

SectionEngineerContractor
Haggs - InglistonStirling County CouncilBalfour Beatty
Ingliston - PirnhallStirling County CouncilBalfour Beatty

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