A800

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A800
Location Map
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From:  Bathgate (NS971688)
To:  Westfield (NS951709)
Distance:  2 miles (3.2 km)
Meets:  A89, A801
Highway Authorities

West Lothian

Traditional Counties

West Lothian

Route outline (key)
A800 Bathgate - Westfield
New development on the A800

The A800 is nothing more than a short link to a semi-important through route from Bathgate. The number isn't even necessary for singular identification – except in Bathgate it is Balmuir Road, weaving out to hit the A801 (former A706) at a T-junction within two miles of leaving the A89 (former A8). Quite why it was ever considered to carry the rather important sounding A800 number is almost a mystery - it is simply the first A road wholly in Zone 8 that the A8 met in 1922.

The route starts at a roundabout in the centre of Bathgate and heads north, winding up Mill Road (the southern end of which has been realigned to the west) as it heads out of the town centre. At a mini roundabout, the now unsigned route doglegs to the right and then Mill Road gives way to Balmuir Road as the route turns west and heads out of town. houses and farms dot the roadside as it winds through the fields, and with the A801 in view ahead, it suddenly makes a sharper right turn. After a short straight, the route turns westwards once more and comes to an end at a staggered crossroads with the B8028 on the A801. Prior to the construction of this new road, the A800 continued an extra 100m or so westwards to end on the A706 where the B8084 now starts.



A800
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