|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||128 miles (206 km)|
|Meets:||A720, A6094, A6106, A6093, B6372, B6367, B6458, B6457, B6368, A697, B6362, A6105, B6360, A6091, B6340, B6398, B6404, A699, B6400, A698, B6358, B6357, A6088, A696, B6320, A6079, B6342, B6318, A69, B6529, B6530, A695, B6278, A692, B6296, B6301, B6297, B6299, A689, B6282, A688, B6275, A6072, A1(M), B6279, A167|
|Old route now:||A7, A6106, A695|
|Route outline (key)|
The A68 is a road that links Edinburgh to the North East of England. Taking a more inland route than the A1, it goes though much of the Scottish Borders area before crossing the border though the Northumberland National Park where at Elishaw it leaves it to meet the A69 before the last leg to Darlington.
Like many of the first 99 roads the A68 has have many improvements over the years. These are mostly realignments but it has also had a few bypasses as well.
Notable locations and improvements
Fordel Mains Junction
Fordel Mains Junction is where the A68 rejoins it old alignment. The start/end of the Dalkeith bypass, the A6106 takes the old road to the centre of Dalkeith.
Carfraemill Roundabout is where the A68 meets the the A697. It is a standard roundabout.
Carter Bar is where the A68 crosses the border into Scotland. There is a small range of refreshments at the location.
Northgate Roundabout is where the A68 starts/ends in England. Meeting with the A167 it is a very busy roundabout and is quite close to Darlington Railway station. It is on the Darlington inner ring road.
|2008||Dalkeith Bypass||Dual carriageway|
- The A696/A68 Trunk Road (Prestwick Road End to Carter Bar) (Detrunking) Order 2004 - Detrunking of a section of the road following the 1998 consultation A New Deal for Trunk Roads in England