Falkirk Council has announced plans for a £2.1 million upgrade project at the M9 Junction 6 slip road from Glensburgh to Earlsgate, marking the start of its 25-year infrastructure plan, which it expects to attract £413 million in private investment.
Beginning next month, the council also predicts the scheme will create thousands of jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.
It hopes the M9 improvement will both establish industrial areas and unlock more than four million sq ft of business space.
“The launch of the works at Earlsgate is a significant first step in our plans to build a stronger future for our local economy and ensure Falkirk is contributing to the nation’s wealth,” said councillor Dennis Goldie, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson on economic development.
“Thousands of vehicles pass through this slip road and intersection every day with haulage making up a significant proportion of the traffic.
“The logistical demands on this area together with the important part it plays in creating better access to attract more investment and development made it a priority project.”