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B7061

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B7061
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From:  Stewarton Road (NS463436)
To:  Laigh Fenwick(S) (NS458422)
Distance:  1 miles (1.6 km)
Meets:  B778, M77, B7038
Former Number(s):  A77
Highway Authorities

East Ayrshire

Traditional Counties

Ayrshire

Route outline (key)
B7061 Link in Fenwick

The B7061 is a short B road which follows the pre-bypass route of the A77 through the Ayrshire village of Fenwick

Heading north

The route starts at a mini roundabout by the war memorial at the northern end of Main Road, where the B778 also now terminates. It then heads south through the village along Main Road, which is lined with an eclectic mix of brightly painted houses, including the rather grandiose Kings Arms with an elegant porch. There is then a brief sight of open country, as the route crosses a couple of small fields, before it reaches Laigh Fenwick. Here Main Road widens out as it passes through another group of older buildings, before zigzagging to the right and left as it winds out of the village. A right turn, Kilmaurs Road, is now a dead end but used to be the B751 before the motorway was built. Now crossing fields again, the road is subject to some traffic calming as it winds gently south reach a roundabout, where the route ends. Originally it rejoined the A77 here but now the offslip from M77 J8 joins it and the road continues ahead as the B7038; there's no access to either the motorway or the A77 from here even though both are adjacent.

History

The route presumably gained its number in 1932 when the Fenwick Bypass first opened, although the first map to identify it is the post war edition of the OS Six Inch Map, revised in 1938. This shows the full extent of the B7061 along the old A77 route through the village. The route originally started some distance further north, but the junction with the A77 was destroyed when the M77 was built and so the route now starts at the B778 junction, with the road number changing for no obvious reason at a mini-roundabout. The old road to the north survives as a footpath / field access, but is gated just behind the war memorial. At the southern end of the village, the road also changes number for no apparent reason, as it was decided to extend the B7038 along the old A77 when the route was rebuilt as a dual carriageway.

Over the years, the route has often been mis-numbered on mapping. This is probably a result of the route number not being marked on the OS One Inch maps, so other maps have assumed it was part of the B778, or more commonly the B751. Since the extension of the B7038, this number has also been erroneously applied to the B7061 route through Fenwick.





B7061
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