|To:||East Whitburn (NS969652)|
|Distance:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Met:||A7066, M8, A705|
|Now part of:||A801|
|Route outline (key)|
The A7002 is the original number of the road serving M8 J4 and was opened along with the motorway in 1969. It was given the A7002 number as the southern end of the B7002 used to follow a similar route but was severed by the new motorway. In the mid-1980s the road was extended northwards to provide an eastern bypass for Armadale and the whole thing was renumbered A801, putting that road out of zone.
The road is little changed since it was first built as the A7002 in the mid-1960s. It begins at the roundabout at the west end of the A7066, and is a seemingly narrow two-lane single-carriageway road. It's dead straight, and descends steadily from embankment into a cutting as it approaches the roundabout under the M8 junction 4. South of the M8, the road emerges again at ground level and curves gently over the River Almond before reaching a T-junction with the A705.