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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Bathgate (NS961664)
To:  East Whitburn (NS969652)
Distance:  0.9 miles (1.4 km)
Met:  A7066, M8, A705
Now part of:  A801
Traditional Counties

West Lothian

Route outline (key)
A7002 Bathgate - East Whitburn
Approaching the M8 roundabout

The A7002 is the original number of the road serving M8 J4, which 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 further west, 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 as an extension of the A801, putting that route 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 used to be dead straight, when it was the A7002, as it descended steadily from an embankment into a cutting, but the development of some large distribution centres has seen a small, offset roundabout added. This junction is completely unsigned and can confuse drivers not familiar with the area. A few yards later the route reaches 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.

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A7002landranger.pngA801 joins the M8 at junction 4 (C) Stuart Logan - Geograph - 2494505.jpg
Other nearby roads
A8 • A89 • A705 • A706 • A779 • A800 • A801 • A7066 • B708 • B708 (Bathgate - Livingston) • B792 • B7002 • B7066 • B7067 • B7069 • B8084 • M8
A7000-A7999A7002 • A7066 • A7071
A8000-A8999A8000 • A8001 • A8002 • A8003 • A8004 • A8005 • A8006 • A8010 • A8011 • A8014 • A8015 • A8082
A9000-A9999A9000 • A9011 • A9012 • A9013 • A9103 • A9119

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