OVERNIGHT roadworks are set to take place westbound on the M876 near Larbert from today.

The resurfacing improvements will take place over five nights from Wednesday, November 25, to Sunday, November 29.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, the westbound carriageway will be closed between Junctions 8 and 2 between 7.30pm and 6am.

Tommy Deans, south east network manager at road maintenance providers BEAR Scotland, said: "These £390,000 surfacing improvements near Larbert will address and repair defects in the road surface such as potholes and cracks, creating an improved road surface for motorists.

"The safety of our employees and our supply chain remains a top priority during this essential project and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.

"Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

"It is essential to close the carriageway to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, however, to help minimise delays, we've planned the works to take place during night-time hours.

"We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements."

A signed diversion route will be in place directing westbound traffic around the works via M9 Junction 9, Bannockburn and the M80 southbound.

Motorists wishing to re-connect with the M876 for Junction 1, Denny, or Junction 2, North Broomage, will be further directed via the M80 Junction 7 Haggs and back eastbound.