M80 Moodiesburn bypass set to open
The new stretch of road is part of a project to create a continuous motorway link from Glasgow to Dunblane.
A five-mile extension to the M80 motorway is opening, easing traffic congestion between Stirling and Glasgow.
Transport minister Keith Brown will watch the first vehicles drive along the Moodiesburn Bypass, which runs between Stepps and Mollinsburn.
The new route will take traffic between the two cities away from the towns of Moodiesburn, Muirhead and Chryston. This means drivers will avoid two sections of road with a 30mph speed limit, three sets of traffic lights and the Crowwood roundabout outside Stepps.
The northbound section is opening on Tuesday, with the southbound carriageway due to open on Sunday.
The entire section of the A80 between Stepps and Haggs will eventually be upgraded to motorway, creating a continuous motorway link from Dunblane to Glasgow.
The A80 between Mollinsburn and Auchenkilns will be widened to a three-lane carriageway in each direction, while the remaining secion from Auchenkilns to Haggs will be upgraded with hard shoulders.