|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Dumfries (E) (NX983762)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||A780, B725, A710|
|Route outline (key)|
The A756 is located in Dumfries, and is another of the 7 zone's short 3-digit roads.
Heading east to west it splits from the A780 (the other side of the Dumfries inner loop) at a roundabout adjacent to the oldest council houses in the town. After a few hundred yards it passes underneath the Dumfries-Carlisle railway line which has pretty restricted headroom. High vehicles are sent via the A780. On the right-hand side is Morrisons and to the left large council housing estates (although built nicely from sandstone).
The road then reaches a busy roundabout which allows entrance to the supermarket before proceeding down Brooms Road. This road starts off past the fire station and a derelict feed mill on the left and a large car park on the right (former gas works) before we widen into a dual carriageway for a large traffic-lighted junction. There are a few pelican crossings on the same section. We cross the B725 here and continue straight on to the river. A lot of demolition and poor reconstruction took place here here making it a very unflattering part of the town. The dualled section continues for a further hundred yards to the junction with the Whitesands (busy riverside road) and then we climb a moderate slope over St Michael's bridge (The west bank of the Nith is much higher than the east). The route continues over another set of traffic lights with part-day-restricted right turns before passing through a pleasant residential district. The road is incidentally named Pleasance Avenue. Finally we reach a T-junction with the much quieter A710 which is horrendous to get out of.