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B7064

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B7064
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From:  Moorfield Industrial Estate (NS405369)
To:  Western Road / Glasgow Road roundabout (NS437401)
Distance:  3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Meets:  A759, A71, B7081, A735, B7038
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

East Ayrshire

Traditional Counties

Ayrshire

Route outline (key)
B7064 Moorfield – Crosshouse
(B7081) Crosshouse – Bonnytown
B7064 Bonnytown – Glasgow Road
Munro Avenue, B7064, looking southeastward

The B7064 is a link road in two parts on the west and north sides of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire.

The first, relatively recent, section is a short (1.4 km) link running from the north side of the bridge carrying the A759 over the Kilmarnock to Troon railway line) northward to the B7081 (Kilmarnock Road / Irvine Road; former A71) east of Crosshouse Hospital. Less than 200 m after setting off, the B7064 intersects the current route of the A71 at the large Moorfield Roundabout.

After a multiplex east along the B7081 Irvine Road for about 1 km a second section sets off in the west Kilmarnock suburb of Bonnyton, to run 3 km first north (along Munro Avenue) and then northeast (along Western Road) to a roundabout junction with the B7038 (former A77) Glasgow Road, north of the town. This section is, in fact, older than the first, having begun life in the late 1930s as part of a planned western bypass of Kilmarnock. However, very little had been built before World War II intervened, and the connection between the then-routes of the A71 and A77 was not completed before the 1950s with the B7064 number dating to the early 1960s.

After an initial 200 m of single carriageway through Bonnyton, the road (Munro Avenue) suddenly broadens out into a generously proportioned dual carriageway with housing set well back, befitting of its original design as a major bypass. Only the first 200 m of this D2 section had been completed by 1937/38, however, and it would be another two decades before the route was finished, first swinging to the northeast to cross the railway line to Dalry (a 1937 map shows the bridge already built but as yet with no road either end!) and then striking out as Western Road through Knockinlaw and Onthank. Most of the area traversed is now extensively residential, but the B7064, with its wide grass verges and central reservation, retains a great deal of the character of a pre-WW2-designed bypass road.




B7064
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