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B7050

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B7050
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From:  St James' Street (NS478643)
To:  George Street (NS473636)
Via:  Underwood Road
Distance:  0.8 miles (1.3 km)
Meets:  A726, A761, B775
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Highway Authorities

Renfrewshire

Traditional Counties

Renfrewshire

Route outline (key)
B7050 Link in Paisley

Preamble

The B7050 is a possible number for a link road in Paisley.

It is definite that the road number had come to this area by the late 1930s. At that time the road started where the A726 turned from Caledonia Street into St James' Street and headed west along Underwood Road. At the far end it turned left into Well Street and ended on the A737 Wellmeadow Street in the town centre.

When the A737 was given its present route in the early 1990s the B7050 was extended at its southern end. It followed the ex-A737 Broomlands Street west before turning left into Maxwellton Street, ending on the A761 George Street.

Construction of Gallows Green Road, between the western end of Underwood Road and the northern end of Maxwellton Street, muddied the waters somewhat. Although it would make sense for this to become the new B7050 mainline, it seems that there is no definite consensus (although the bypassed section was definitely declassified at the time). Whereas at least one sign does claim the road is the B7050, according to the majority the road has been renumbered as a northern extension of the B775. Furthermore, maps and documentation could use either number. Until further evidence emerges, therefore, the route is described below as being numbered B7050; however, it is necessary to bear in mind that this road could actually be part of the B775.

Possible route

Heading away from the A726

The road starts at traffic lights where the A726 TOTSOs from Caledonia Street into St James' Street and our road heads west along Underwood Road. We quickly go under the Inverclyde Line and then continue through an industrial estate, passing the prominent - and somewhat incongruous - St James's Church. It's not long before a roundabout is reached. The former B7050 Well Street is the first turn-off but we now continue along the modern D2 Gallow Green Road under the Ayrshire Coast Line. After traffic lights serving Broomlands Street and the town centre we end at the next set of lights on the A761. The road ahead is definitely the B775.




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