New footage released by Transport Scotland offers an overhead picture of the £500m motorway improvement project’s progress.
An aerial approach from North Calder Bridge shows the basis of the new Shawhead junction up to Baillieston interchange, dubbed the M8’s ‘missing link’.
In an effort to ease congestion, this particular section will offer three lanes travelling in each direction on top of the two currently being offered on either side of the A8.
In addition to increased motorway capacity, 16km of new routes for cyclists and pedestrians have been installed to link various existing networks. Two railway bridges, including a new structure to service Braehead, have also been erected.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf suggested that the project, which began in February 2014, is now finally entering its final phase.
Acknowledging the stress placed upon commuters since it began, Mr Yousaf said: “I hope the public can be reassured that once complete, the benefits will far outweigh the current disruption.”