|From:||Nether Liberton (NT270707)|
|Distance:||3.6 miles (5.8 km)|
|Meets:||A701, B701, A720, A7, B6392|
|Route outline (key)|
The A772 traverses approximately 3½ miles of southern Scotland from the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward in the City of Edinburgh to the Eskbank Bypass in Midlothian. It is predominately a two-lane undivided (S2) roadway running through rolling terrain in the suburbs.
Nether Liberton - Eskbank
The northern terminus of the road is at a signalized T-junction with the A701 in the Nether Liberton area of Edinburgh. From this point the road heads in a southeasterly direction as a two-lane (S2) road through the suburbs, with a 30 mph speed limit. Approximately 1 mile later the road becomes two-lane divided (D2) as it continues through middle-class Edinburgh communities at 30 mph. Approximately 1 mile farther south, it reverts from divided (D2) to undivided (S2) status as it enters the heart of the Gilmerton area and passes in front of the Gilmerton Community Centre. It continues southeast, and after another ½ mile it goes to NSL, still as a two-lane road. Approximately ½ mile later it crosses over the City Bypass (A720) as a partial (ramps [slips] to and from the west only) grade-separated junction utilizing a pair of roundabouts.
The A720 overpass also marks the point at which A772 crosses the boundary and leaves the city. The road turns sharply due east coming off the second roundabout (along the alignment of what appears to be an aborted westbound offslip) but then slowly returns to its southeasterly bearing as it skirts Dobbies Garden World (home of the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World). ½ mile further on, this short route arrives at its eastern terminus, the Gilmerton Road Roundabout intersection with the A7 Eskbank bypass and the B6392 (which continues along the former A7).
Original Author(s): Guy Barry/US29 Bob