|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Central Way (NS763749)|
|To:||Jane's Brae (NS762733)|
|Via:||Lye Brae, Lenziemill Road|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B8054 is a strange product of the Cumbernauld New Town development.
The road starts at a squished trumpet interchange on the A8011 Central Way; the slip roads are interlinked with the next GSJ to the north, a roundabout interchange with unclassified roads. Our road heads south eastwards as a dual carriageway for something less than half a mile before the carriageways flare out on the approach to Kidrum South Roundabout. Here, the planned overbridge to carry the main road over the junction was clearly never built, interrupting what could have been a free-flowing route.
The flared carriageways haven't even rejoined before the next junction is reached, another squished trumpet, where the B8054 effectively TOTSOs with the unclassified Forest Road. This is the end of the dual carriageway, as from here the road is a wide two-way route, with a central lane hatched out between turning lanes. The road now winds south westwards along the southern edge of the town to reach a strange dumbbell junction with the B8039. Strange because again the overbridge was never built!
The B8054 ends here but an unclassified road continues ahead around the southern edge of the town, an industrial strip separated from the housing by the railway line, and quickly reaches a 'normal' roundabout with the busy A73 - if any junction needed GSJing, its this one, and yet there is no evidence on the ground that it was ever planned.