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History of the motorway system in Glasgow

Event organised by ICE

20 March 2024

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Fifty years on, the construction of Glasgow’s motorway system remains one of Scotland largest civil engineering projects.

The city’s planners embraced the concept of urban motorways with enthusiasm, though ultimately only half of the network of roads planned in the 1960s was completed.

Discover why, in this revealing glimpse into the history of the M8 and Glasgow's unfinished Inner ring road.

Illustrated with recently unearthed records from the Scottish Roads Archive.

For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Pollock

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