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kilmarnock bypass

Post by Gav » Wed Jan 20, 2021 20:51

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Saw this - an alternative kilmarnock - bartholomew map from years ago had a kilmarnock bypass on the wrong side of Kilmarock.

Actually some of it was built and was called the Western Road. its dual carriageway most of the way.
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However this stub exists just south of the Irvine Road where the road finishes.

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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by Truvelo » Wed Jan 20, 2021 21:01

Looking at the age of the houses along Western Road it appears to have been built up as soon as it was built. Perhaps it was another victim prior to the introduction of the restriction of ribbon development act. Had it been completed it would have been more of a throughpass than a bypass. The northern end of it looks decent as the houses are set well back but it would never have been a substitute for the eastern bypass.
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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by fras » Wed Jan 20, 2021 22:10

If you look at the 1:25000 level on Bing Maps OS pages, there seems to have been a path left for it to continue south until it gets to the Troon railway line, then it peters out. One has to wonder why Bartholomews put it in as built rather than putting a dashed red line.

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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by Chris Bertram » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:25

fras wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 22:10
If you look at the 1:25000 level on Bing Maps OS pages, there seems to have been a path left for it to continue south until it gets to the Troon railway line, then it peters out. One has to wonder why Bartholomews put it in as built rather than putting a dashed red line.
Bart's maps are beautiful things to look at, but are often slightly at variance with the actualité. Very high production values - printed on heavy stock and board-bound - but not aligned with the facts on the ground. I wonder how many people came a cropper as a result?
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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by Truvelo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:49

I wonder if it's an attempt to get ahead of the competition by showing planned roads as completed so they can say their maps are more up to date then anyone elses?
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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by fras » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:05

My late father's road atlas of 1938 shows a by-pass around Lyndhurst as a dashed red line. Just as well, as it has never been built !

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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by Steven » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:16

Truvelo wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:49
I wonder if it's an attempt to get ahead of the competition by showing planned roads as completed so they can say their maps are more up to date then anyone elses?
Well, remember that Bart's produced a bunch of maps in 1922 containing the draft road list, including the A7 going to Berwick and the A2 going via Gravesend in a desperate bid to be ahead of the competition.
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Re: kilmarnock bypass

Post by Euan » Thu Jan 21, 2021 13:00

As I understand it this project dates back to the 1930s and was dropped before the southern half of the road was built. The B7064 designation for the northern half of the road however seems to be a couple of decades younger than the road itself.
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From the SABRE Wiki: B7064 :

The B7064 is a link road in two parts on the west and north sides of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.

The first, relatively recent, section is a short (1.4 km) link running from the north side of the bridge carrying the A759 over the Kilmarnock to Troon railway line) northward to the B7081 (Kilmarnock Road / Irvine Road; former A71) east of Crosshouse

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