|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||12 miles (19.3 km)|
|Meets:||A736, B706, B769, B778, B751, B7064, B7038, B7082, B7073, A759, B7081, B7038, B7072, A71, A76, A77|
|Route outline (key)|
The A735 is a medium-length A-road in northern Ayrshire.
Lugton – Kilmarnock
Starting at a staggered crossroads junction with the A736 and B777 in Lugton, the road crosses a railway line and heads due south through Dunlop to Stewarton, crossing the railway line three more times. In Stewarton it passes under a very narrow railway bridge (yes, that railway line again!), now single-file and controlled by traffic lights, and on to the town centre where it meets the B769 and B778 at a traffic-light-controlled crossroads.
Turning right (the B778 is ahead), it multiplexes with the B769 and B778 briefly through the centre of the town before the latter route peels of to the right at a mini-roundabout. Carrying on with the B769 until it leaves Stewarton, the A735 passes under a very high railway viaduct (the sixth time it crosses the railway line). At a sharp left-hand bend the B769 peels off to the right leaving the A735 to climb up and cross the railway line once more (that's 7 times so far) before continuing on to Kilmaurs.
Passing through the centre of Kilmaurs it passes through two mini roundabouts where it forms a brief multiplex with the B751. After Kilmaurs it is on to Kilmarnock town centre with its complicated one-way system and a multiplex with the B7038, crossing the railway line for the eighth and final time. Somewhere in all this it meets the A759 before continuing on to end at a grade-separated roundabout junction with the A71, A76 and A77.
Before the Kilmarnock bypasses were built, the A735 ended on the A77 in the centre of town. The road out to the bypass is the second route of the A71 (whose original route is now the B7073).