|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A9, A803, B810, A801, B825|
|Route outline (key)|
The B805 is an urban link road to the south east of Falkirk. The road was originally the northern end of the A801 and gained its current number in the 1970s when that road was rerouted to serve the new M9.
The road starts at Bog Roundabout on the A9 in Laurieston, with a brief NSL dual carriageway section south up the hill to the next roundabout. This section can be a bit of a racetrack at times, as it accommodates a lot of crossing traffic. At the top of the hill, the road crosses the A803 at Mary Street Roundabout, after which it drops to single carriageway as it winds south on Redding Road, alongside the Edinburgh to Stirling railway line. The B805 then picks up Redding Road after Redding Road Roundabout and soon after crosses the Westquarter Burn. The railway line is now in a cutting up the hill to the south, and is finally crossed in Westquarter. Another roundabout lies just after the bridge, and then the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk line is crossed at a new bridge, built in 2014, with a Tesco on the far side at the next roundabout.
Beyond Tescos, another bridge carries the road over the Union Canal, with the Young Offenders Institution off to the right on the southern bank. The road is now skirting the southern edge of Polmont, passing through Brightons and meets the B810 at the Newlands Road Roundabout. The two routes multiplex eastwards before the B810 forks left onto Main Street, and the B805 swings right onto Maddiston Road. Continuing south east through Rumford to Maddiston, where the road becomes Main Road, there are a couple more roundabouts before finally reaching the edge of the Falkirk Urban Area. There is then a brief rural section, which takes the road to its terminus at the large Bowhouse Roundabout on the A801 and B825.