|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Ibrox, Glasgow (NS553645)|
|Distance:||5.8 miles (9.3 km)|
|Meets:||A8, A761, M8, M77, B769, B763, A77, B766, A728, A730, A749, A724|
|Former Number(s):||B765, A730|
|Old route now:||B808, B769|
|Route outline (key)|
The B768 is an urban B-road to the south of Glasgow city centre.
It starts in Ibrox, at a roundabout on the A8 adjacent to the stadium of that name. The road heads south and soon crosses the A761 at traffic lights before meeting the M8 at J23, which only has east-facing sliproads. The road skirts Bellahouston Park before meeting its second (and final) motorway, the M77, at J1. This has full access, even if the westbound onslip needs a large loop to the east to avoid a golf course.
The road then skirts Pollok Country Park to reach traffic lights, where the B769 heads off to the right. Now heading eastwards, the B768 runs along Titwood Road, going under a railway line, to reach another set of traffic lights by Crossmyloof station. Ahead is the B763; the B768 TOTSOs right and goes over the railway line. Shortly afterwards it crosses the A77 at traffic lights before skirting Queen's Park.
The road passes the Victoria Infirmary, where the B766 turns off to the right, before going over a railway line just to the north of Mount Florida station. At the next set of traffic lights an unclassified road (formerly the A728) is crossed at a staggered crossroads; the current A728 is crossed soon afterwards. The road then runs across a public open space to reach Rutherglen. It crosses the A730 at traffic lights before running east along Main Street, meeting the A749 en route.
The final section of the road is largely residential. It ends at the eastern end of Main Street at a roundabout on the A724.
Although the B768 has always existed in this area, only a small proportion of the road runs along its original 1922 route.
The original northern end of the B768 was on the B810 (now A82) in Kelvinside. It headed south along Byres Road into Kelvinhaugh where it crossed the River Clyde by ferry to reach Govan; the ferry still exists but is now for pedestrians only. The road then continued down Broomloan Road to reach its current northern end. The construction of the parallel Clyde Tunnel presumably made this section redundant, although the B768 still reached Kelvinside in the 1970s. In more recent years the B768 has been declassified north of Ibrox and the northernmost section of the road, which still merits a Class II number, is now the B808.
In the other direction, the B768 originally turned southerly before reaching Crossmyloof. It ran along what is now the B769 to Shawlands, where it crossed the A736, before running east along Riverford Road and Newlands Road into Cathcart, ending on the A727 (now B762). This section was declassified (except for the bit that became B769) some time after 1975 and the B768 was rerouted along a more northerly route.