A68

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A68
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Dalkeith (NT333695)
To:  Darlington (NZ289148)
Via:  Jedburgh, Corbridge
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
Highway Authorities

Transport Scotland • Darlington • Durham • Northumberland

Traditional Counties

Berwickshire • Durham • Midlothian • Northumberland • Roxburghshire

Route outline (key)
A68 Edinburgh – Dalkeith
A68 Dalkeith – Corbridge
(A69) Corbridge – Riding Mill
A68 Riding Mill – Burtree Gate
A68 Burtree Gate – Darlington

Route

The Dalkeith Bypass in 2008
Main Article: A68 route

The A68 is a road that links Edinburgh to the North East of England. Taking a more inland route than the A1, it goes through much of the Scottish Borders area before crossing the border through the Northumberland National Park where at Elishaw it leaves it to meet the A69 before the last leg to Darlington.

History

The Scottish Border sign at Carter Bar in 1960.
Main Article: A68 history

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

This is Fordel Mains Junction viewed form the south east
Main Article: 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

This is the White Horse structure at the Carfraemill Roundabout
Main Article: Carfraemill Roundabout

Carfraemill Roundabout is where the A68 meets the the A697. It is a standard roundabout.

Carter Bar

The modern Scottish Border sign at Carter Bar.
Main Article: Carter Bar

Carter Bar is where the A68 crosses the border into Scotland. There is a small range of refreshments at the location.

Northgate Roundabout

Main Article: Northgate Roundabout

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.

Opening dates

Month Year Section Notes
2008 Dalkeith Bypass Dual carriageway

Links

legislation.gov.uk



A68
JunctionsAncrum Bridge Junction • Bonjedward • Broomhaugh Roundabout • Burtree Interchange • Carfraemill Roundabout • Castleside • Cold Knot Roundabout • Colwell Crossroads • Cranstoun • Earlston • Elishaw • Fordel Mains Junction • Kelso Junction • Leaderfoot Roundabout • Millerhill Junction • Northgate Roundabout • Salters Road Junction • Sheriffhall Roundabout • Stagshaw Road Interchange • Stagshaw Roundabout • Styford Roundabout • Swan House Roundabout (Heighington) • West Auckland Roundabout
CrossingsAllensford Bridge • Ancrum Bridge • Carter Bar • Drygrange Bridge • Pathhead Bridge • Styford Bridge • Witton Bypass Bridge
RoadsDere Street • Hadrians Wall Tourist Trail • T25 (Britain)
PlacesConsett • Corbridge • Dalkeith • Darlington • Edinburgh • Jedburgh
MiscellaneousA68/History • A68/Named Junctions • A68/Route
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