The A8010 is a relatively short route around the northern side of Airdrie town centre. The road was originally part of the B801 but had gained its current number by the early 1930s.
It starts at a traffic-light-controlled fork off of the A89 between Centenary Park and West End Park at the western side of town. Heading north east as a busy suburban road between houses and schools, the road passes a small retail park just before reaching the B802. This crossroads is also traffic-light-controlled. Beyond, the road is a little quieter, running past blocks of flats set in parkland. After a couple of wiggles, an unsigned right turn is the B8053, and a little further on the A8010 comes to an end at Rawyards Roundabout on the A73. The road ahead is the B8058