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From:  Glasgow Road (NS652743)
To:  Waterside Road (NS657735)
Distance:  0.6 miles (1 km)
Met:  A803, B8048, B757
Now part of:  A806
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A8006 Link in Kirkintilloch

The A8006 was the original number given to the Kirkintilloch relief road, built in the late 1980s to bypass the old B757 along Cowgate.

The road started to the north of town on the A803 Glasgow Road - this appears to be a northern bypass but the road was in existence on classification in 1922 and so the A803 has always gone this way. The road headed south across the High Street (also once the B757 and severed with the construction of the A8006) and continued on through town. After crossing the Forth & Clyde Canal the road joined the old railway line from Lenzie to Aberfoyle and followed it a short distance to a roundabout where the road ended. The B757 was rerouted to reach this roundabout, whilst the road to the left was the B8048. The A8006 therefore ended on Class II roads.

In 2010 the road was extended southwards along more of the old railway line and then on to reach the M80. However, the road number was shortened to become the A806 and so the A8006 is now defunct.

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Other nearby roads
A7000-A7999A7002 • A7066 • A7071
A8000-A8999A8000 • A8001 • A8002 • A8003 • A8004 • A8005 • A8006 • A8010 • A8011 • A8014 • A8015 • A8082
A9000-A9999A9000 • A9011 • A9012 • A9013 • A9103 • A9119

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