|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||A7, B703, A6106|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6482 is a curving link road in the Newtongrange area of Dalkeith. The road was originally unclassified then partly became the B6455 in the mid-1930s. The B6482 came into being in the 1970s as a bypass for Easthouses, then our number was extended along the remainder of the B6455, with that road disappearing as a result.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A7 by the Borders Railway viaduct at Lothianbridge and heads east into Newtongrange. The B703 Main Street is crossed via two mini-roundabouts then we continue east along the residential Bryans Road, passing a park and continuing into the suburbs. Shortly there's a sharp right-hand bend; the next road on the left was the B6455 but our road now continues ahead.
It's immediately obvious this is a newer road as there's a brief gap in the urban area then when the houses come back only very few line the road. We pass a small industrial estate then bear left to skirt the western edge of Mayfield. After crossing a roundabout and a green area we descend into Easthouses and pick up the B6455 again on the left, although this time the transition is not so marked. We continue north past fields and housing estates before reaching journey's end at traffic lights on the A6106 to the east of Dalkeith.