|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||West Tarbrax (NS866585)|
|Distance:||4.4 miles (7.1 km)|
|Meets:||A71, B7010, B7057, B7066|
|Route outline (key)|
The B717 is a short link road in north Lanarkshire.
It starts on the A71 dual carriageway and heads northeastwards across the fields to reach Stane, where it turns northwards, quickly meeting the B7010. The road remains urban for a few hundred yards until it goes over the Shotts Line at a narrow bridge controlled by traffic lights.
The road continues north past a golf course before running between a wood and a slag heap. It then TOTSOs right, with the road ahead (the B7057) signposted to the M8 for Glasgow and Edinburgh. The road continues northeast across the fields into Eastfield.
The road splits here, with the left turn going along Church Street whereas the road ahead (the original route of the B717) continues along Old Eastfield Street. Both end at T-junctions on the B7066 (former A8).