B7030

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B7030
Location Map
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From:  Wilkieston (NS121685)
To:  Newbridge (NT124726)
Via:  Bonnington
Distance:  3 miles (4.8 km)
Meets:  A71, M8, M9, A8, A89
Highway Authorities

Edinburgh • West Lothian

Traditional Counties

Midlothian

Route outline (key)
B7030 Wilkieston - Newbridge
B7030 Bonnington - Ratho Station

Route

Newbridge

The B7030 is a link road between Wilkieston and Newbridge Junction via the village of Bonnington (not to be confused with another Bonnington, an area of Edinburgh near Leith).

The southern end is in the village of Wilkieston, where it turns off the A71 a T-junction with traffic lights. It heads north along the fairly straight Bonnington Road and is soon out of the village and into countryside. It passes just east of the village of Bonnington, where a turnoff to the northeast leads to Ratho.

North of Bonnington we continue along Cliftonhall Road and meet a few minor, unclassified roads: Clifton Road runs southwest to Camps, while on the east there is an access road to Craigpark Quarry. Our road then passes under the M8 and even though there is no junction there the road becomes considerably more built-up, mainly with industrial, commercial, and distribution businesses. Cliftonhall Road turns to the right and passes under two railway lines, then slaloms up into Newbridge, to reach a T-junction with Old Liston Road.

If you turn right at the junction, you pass a filling station and MacDonalds, and then reach Newbridge Roundabout, which provides all the nearby warehouses with access to the M9 and, via Claylands Interchange, the M8. To the left is Newbridge village. The B7030 ends here.

History

The B7030 passing through Ratho in the 1950s

The B7030 was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932. However, the present route only dates to around 1990.

Originally the B7030 followed its present route from Wilkieston north to Bonnington before continuing northeast to Ratho. It left town to the north and crossed the Union Canal before following Station Road through Ratho Station. Some of this section has now been bypassed and the bridge over the railway line closed to vehicular traffic. The road ended on the A8 a few hundred yards east of its present northern end.



B7030
JunctionsNewbridge Junction
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Old bridge at Ratho Station - Geograph - 1060147.jpgRail bridge over the B7030 at Newbridge - Geograph - 1060037.jpg
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