The Scottish Government has announced that the M74 motorway extension in Glasgow will open next June, almost nine months ahead of the scheduled deadline of February 2012.

The project will complete the missing link between the existing M74 motorway at Fullarton Road Junction and the M8 southwest of the Kingston Bridge.

The project is being carried out as a partnership between Transport Scotland, Glasgow City, as well as South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils.

The contractor for the project is Interlink M74 JV, a joint venture of UK-based Morrison Construction, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Sir Robert McAlpine.