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B7012

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B7012
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Crossbasket (NS668563)
To:  Burnbank (NS702561)
Via:  High Blantyre
Distance:  3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Meets:  A725, B758, A724
Former Number(s):  A776
Old route now:  A725
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties

Lanarkshire

Route outline (key)
B7012 Crossbasket – Burnbank
B7012 High Blantyre – Whitehill
B7012 Whitehill – Bothwell Bridge

Route

The B7012 consists of two disconnected sections of road near the Lanarkshire town of Hamilton.

Heading east towards the junction with the B758 in High Blantyre

Crossbasket – Burnbank

The route starts on the eastern side of East Kilbride as an eastbound offslip from the A725 towards Crossbasket. As a road comes in from the left our road becomes dual-carriageway (traffic coming the other way is forced onto this unclassified road), then the road narrows as it follows Hamilton Road into High Blantyre. The B758 crosses at traffic lights and then we run along Main Street, shortly reaching the A725 again at a roundabout GSJ. On the far side the road is dual again as we pass between houses and an industrial estate. It narrows after a roundabout and enters the Hamilton suburb of Burnbank. After a mini-roundabout the road continues on to traffic lights, ending on the A724.

Whitehill – Bothwell Bridge

If we head north along the A724 for about a mile we reach a roundabout forming part of a GSJ with the A725; the B7012 reappears here and bears right. We follow Whistleberry Road over a railway line, after which an unclassified road bears left to become east-facing A725 slip roads. We continue, with the main road immediately to the left and light industry to the right. It's not long before the road becomes one-way towards us, turning into the westbound offslip.

History

On classification in 1922 the B7012 did not exist. The main section of the road was part of the A726 whilst the remainder was unclassified. The number had come to the area by 1932 but not quite where it would be expected. The road's original route started on the A726 Main Street in High Blantyre and headed northeast along Auchenraith Road (which was straightened when the railway line was closed) before zigzagging over the A74 (present A724) onto Whistleberry Road. It then followed its present northern section all the way to the A724 (present B7071) Bothwell Road just south of Bothwell Bridge.

The A726 in this area was renumbered A776 in 1935 but this did not affect the B7012. However, construction of the A725 in the 1980s did. The old A776, made redundant by the A725, became an extension of the B7012, whilst the section along Auchenraith Road was declassified. Whistleberry Road retains the number even though its eastern end has been taken over by the A725 and the connection to Bothwell Road has been lost.




B7012
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Car Showrooms Adjacent to A725 - Geograph - 107086.jpgHeading toward the junction - Geograph - 3729487.jpg
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