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B703

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B703
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Newtongrange (NT333639)
To:  Eskbank (NT325667)
Distance:  2 miles (3.2 km)
Meets:  A7, B6482, A6094, A768, B6392
Former Number(s):  A7
Old route now:  A768
Highway Authorities

Midlothian

Traditional Counties

Midlothian

Route outline (key)
B703 Newtongrange - Eskbank
B703 Eskbank - Bilston

Route

Newbattle

The B703 is a short out-of-zone B-road in north Midlothian.

It starts on the A7 in Newtongrange and heads north along Main Street, which is the original line of the A7. A double mini-roundabout is then met where the B703 crosses the B6482, which takes the pre-bypass A7 away to the west. The road then enters open country and descends to cross the River South Esk adjacent to the old bridge before running northwest along Newbattle Road to end at a 6-way roundabout in Eskbank. Here it meets the A6094, A768 and B6392 (former A7).

History

The original route of the B703

Originally the B703 started at the A7/A6094 junction in Eskbank (its current northern end) and headed west via Loanhead to end on the A701 near Bilston. It was quickly extended east to Newtongrange but the original section of road was then upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A768, which it remains.

The final change to the route of the B703 was its extension south along the pre-bypass A7 through Newtongrange.




B703
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Newbattle Old Bridge - Geograph - 937301.jpgNewbattle Road, Dalkeith (C) Oliver Dixon - Geograph - 4021779.jpg
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