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A775

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A775
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Bellshill (NS732605)
To:  Newhouse (NS793615)
Distance:  3.9 miles (6.3 km)
Meets:  A721, A723, A73
Former Number(s):  A705, A8
Highway Authorities

North Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties

Lanarkshire

Route outline (key)
A775 Bellshill - Newhouse

Route

The A775 is a short urban A-road in north Lanarkshire, connecting the local road network north-west of Motherwell with the A73, and the west end of the M8, at Newhouse.

Bellshill - Newhouse

Holytown

Starting at a roundabout on the A721 on the Bellshill relief road (where that road turns to go through the town centre), the A775 heads east, soon coming to the end of the relief road. The road continues along a wide, relatively straight road with a semi-rural aspect and a number of roundabouts to negotiate.

After going through Mossend and Holytown the A723 turns off to the right at another roundabout. A couple of roundabouts further on, at Newhouse, the road ends on the A73 just to the south of M8 J6.

History

Originally part of the A705, the A775 came into being in 1935 when the A8 was moved onto the central section of the A705 and so the western section was renumbered to avoid a duplicate.

In more recent years the A8 has been downgraded to become the B7066 following construction of the parallel M8. The final 200 yards of the A775 now runs along the old route of the A8 immediately west of Newhouse as the A8 was moved half a mile north to butt-end on to the motorway; west of this the old A8 is now lost under a warehouse but was still visible albeit closed to traffic before this was built.


Original Author(s): Lez Watson



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