M74 Gantries

The M74 completion scheme – the vital missing link in Glasgow’s motorway network – was delivered nearly 8 months ahead of schedule and between £15–20 million under budget.

Merson-ASG worked on 21 illuminated gantry signs for the project for 2 years delivering sustainability-driven innovation. This resulted in a saving of over 54 tons of carbon emissions per annum when measured against the lighting products traditionally used on Glasgow’s motorway gantries. Intelligent use of LED technology was key in delivering these emission and energy savings.

Interlink M74 JV, the contractor consortium that delivered the project, selected Merson-ASG to design, manufacture and install all 21 gantries. The joint venture procured the steel gantry structures from a specialist fabricator which were then transported to our dedicated project facility for fitting out.

As an important and safety-critical part of the new motorway, these unique gantries were designed to include internal illumination. This feature makes the information easier to read and legible from greater distances than conventional externally lit or non-lit gantry signs.

Merson Group CEO, Roddy Angus, commented:

“This project is a great example of how focusing on sustainable design can deliver increased efficiency and generate real savings for large infrastructure projects. We have received a structural design certificate from Glasgow City Council’s Land & Environmental Services Design Section for the new Advanced Directional Sign unit and firmly believe that the environmental benefits and improved performance will lead to it being the preferred solution on many future motorway gantry projects, both in Glasgow and other major UK cities.”

Services provided

    • Technical Design
    • Prototyping
    • Manufacture
    • Installation
    • Contract Management