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B764

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B764
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From:  Peel Park, East Kilbride (NS616545)
To:  Eaglesham (NS567516)
Distance:  3.7 miles (6 km)
Meets:  A726, B767
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

East Renfrewshire • South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties

Lanarkshire • Renfrewshire

Route outline (key)
B764 Peel Park – Eaglesham
B764 Eaglesham – Kingswell

Until recently, the B764 was one of the few important rural "B" roads in the country, connecting Ayrshire to Lanarkshire and the South (the latter via the M74). The arrival, however, of the new A726 Glasgow Southern Orbital (GSO) connecting East Kilbride to the M77 at J5, near Newton Mearns, has made the B764 practically redundant in that role.

Current route: Peel Park – Eaglesham

Jackton village, on the B764 near East Kilbride

The B764 starts to the west of East Kilbride town centre at a roundabout junction with the A726, the road that has now taken over much of the B764's former role. As it heads southwest the first few miles are basic New Town S2 with a mixture of housing and industrial estates and lots of roundabouts. After leaving East Kilbride we pass one of Scotland's two police training centres before entering the hamlet of Jackton. The gap of countryside between Jackton and Eaglesham, where we cross the border from Lanarkshire to Renfrewshire, is the only rural section of the route not to face downgrading with the arrival of the GSO.

The conservation village of Eaglesham is the third and final settlement on the B764's route. After a light-controlled crossroads with the B767, which contains some lovely fingerposts, we go up a hill with beautiful houses on one side and a beautiful green on the other. It was Eaglesham's rightful status as a conservation village which lead to the construction of the GSO. Before then, Eaglesham was not a bottleneck but far too busy but nowadays Eaglesham has regained its tranquility. A mini-roundabout is soon reached and the road ends here, with the road ahead unclassified.

Former route: Eaglesham – Kingswell

Eaglesham Moor Road – formerly part of the B764

Previously the B764 continued ahead back into open country. Leaving Eaglesham, we can therefore see what post-GSO downgrading has done to the B764 now it is unclassified. "The Eaglesham Moor Road" was once a busy S2 but has now been downgraded to an S1 with separate cyclists' facilities. Don't let this put you off using the road though: it is a more scenic detour of the A726 and M77 if you have the time.

Crossing the border into Ayrshire, the road turns back into an S2. East Ayrshire Council did use an S1 for a short time but for some reason changed back into an S2. Not long after the border, we reach our terminal T-junction with the A77, not far from J6 of the M77. Before completion of the J5 to J8 extension of the M77, the A77/B764 junction was the site of one of only two dual-carriageway sections of the A77 between Fenwick and Newton Mearns; however, the A77 is now S2 at this point.




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