M74 extension officially opens to traffic

SCOTLAND’S MOST EXPENSIVE ROAD — at around £1400 an inch, that’s £457 million for its six-lane, five-mile length — the M74 extension, opened to traffic today; and depending on which side of the fence you stand, it’s either three years late and almost nearly three times over budget, or eight months ahead of schedule and on course to be up to £20 million under the tender price, writes Jim McGill.

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