|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Camlachie / Gorbals, Glasgow (NS618645)|
|To:||King's Park (NS590608)|
|Distance:||4.6 miles (5.8 km)|
|Meets:||A8, A74, A89, A730, A749, B763, B768, B766, B762|
|Former Number(s):||B763, B765|
|Route outline (key)|
The A728 is arguably two separate roads in Glasgow, one heading south from the city centre, and one following the new East End Regeneration Road, or 'Clyde Gateway'
South Glasgow section
The more westerly of the two roads numbered A728 heads south from Glasgow city centre. It is likely to be renumbered (at least north of Polmadie Road) due to the clash with the other route.
Travelling south along Laurieston Road, it is a wide new road constructed as part of the regeneration of the Gorbals district, once an area of slum housing and now an expensive and fashionable place to live.
After the junction of Cumberland Street it multiplexes with the A730 in a one way system, being called Hospital Street at this point. The two routes continue south as Cathcart Road (formerly Cathcart Street), with the A730 branching off to the east and the A728 heading south over the west coast mainline railway again as Cathcart Road before it too heads east as Aikenhead Road.
Originally, the A728 continued straight on to run along the entire length of Cathcart Road, to end on Holmlea Road which was the A727. All this is now unclassified and the A727 no longer exists in this area.
The areas to the west here are of rather grey-looking housing built to replace the previous Victorian red sandstone tenements demolished on a grand scale during the 1950s and 1960s; the rest of the Govanhill district to the west of this area remaining largely intact.
The road continues south to reach a signalised T-junction where it TOTSOs right. Some maps show that the road to the left, crossing the M74 at J1A to reach the A730, is a spur of the A728 - although its old number B763 still appears on the signs. The mainline of the A728 passes a large ASDA superstore and Hampden Park Stadium, continuing into an area named King's Park, before ending at the junction of Aikenhead Road and Kings Park Avenue, where the B762 and B766 multiplex. As such, it is one of the small number of A-roads that ends on a B-road.
East Glasgow section
The A728 number was allocated in 2012 to the Glasgow East End Regeneration Route, the Clyde Gateway.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A730 by Richmond Park, a short distance east of M74 J1A which may connect to the "other" A728; there is no current consensus as to whether the two roads actually meet.
The A728 heads northeastwards to cross the River Clyde via the Rutherglen Bridge before bearing right to become D2; this is the new 2012 alignment. Crossing the A749 and A74 en route, at signalised crossroads, the road turns to head northwards to run close to Celtic Park and the Eastern Necropolis before ending at a triangular junction, with two sets of traffic lights and a roundabout, on the A89.
It is planned that this section of A728 will be extended north to end on the M80 in Provan and south to the A728 at Aikenhead Road. This southern extension, of the B763 is arguably part of the A728 already, though evidence is weak.