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From:  Rawyards, Airdrie (NS771665)
To:  Calderbank (NS767637)
Distance:  2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Meets:  A73, A8010, A89, A73, B802
Former Number(s):  B7058
Highway Authorities

North Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B8058 Rawyards - Calderbank


Towers Road, Airdrie: the bridge across the Airdrie to Bathgate railway

The B8058 acts as a sort of eastern ring road to the Lanarkshire town of Airdrie.

The route has apparently been re-routed in recent years (confirmed by North Lanarkshire Council road lists) and now starts at the A73 roundabout to the south of Rawyards Roundabout to the east of the town. It then heads east, along Braidenhill Road, across the first roundabout and round to a mini roundabout on Connor Street where it finds its older route. At the far end of Connor Street, it meets the A89 at Clarkston. This junction is traffic-light controlled, with the B8058 dog-legging to the right with a brief multiplex along the A89 between lights.

The route continues in a south easterly direction along Towers Road, crossing over the railway line before turning right at an unsigned TOTSO into Petersburn Road. Now heading south west, the route runs through the modern residential areas of Craigneuk and Petersburn to meet the A73 once more at another unsigned junction in the midst of vehicle hire and commercial sales depots. There's a quick dogleg to the south along the A73 after which the final stretch of the B8058 heads south west from another unsigned T-junction, quickly becoming derestricted. The road heads through parkland to journey's end at a roundabout with the B802 just north of Calderbank.


The origins of this route, lie in the now unclassified north end between the A73 and A89 (formerly the A8). This was originally numbered as part of the B801, which also included the modern route of the A8010. However, the A8010 came in to being before 1932 and the rump of the B801 was extended to nearly its current length, but renumbered as the B7058 to keep it in zone, thus making the road a loop off the A73. Despite the re-routing of the A8 in 1935, mapping evidence suggests that it was several years after the A8 was given its modern route that the B7058 became the B8058, meaning that the B7058 was out of zone for the interim. Whether this is a mapping error, or was genuinely the case is uncertain. However, the final extension west of the A73 happened at the same time.

The now unclassified Burnhead Road

The most recent changes lie, as noted above, at the northern end of the route, where the B8058 has been re-routed onto Braidenhill Road. Previously, it started further north at Rawyards Roundabout, and followed Burnhead Road south east around the outside of the residential area to meet Connor Street, and its current route, at the mini roundabout. This change appears to have happened since 2010, and is still not shown by the OS in 2022. Certainly, the eastern end of the route, and the roundabout on Connor Street are shown as being under construction on Google Street View from 2008, with signage suggesting that the road originated as an access road for the new primary school, with the through connection being created as part of the surrounding residential developments.

Numbering mystery

It seems highly unlikely that the B8058 number was in use on the current route any earlier than 1935, and mapping evidence suggests that it actually came into existence sometime later. However, the other B805x numbers were mostly issued prior to 1932, and as such are marked on the OS 10 mile map from that year. This leaves the question of where the original B8058 number was allocated, or was it always expected to take up this route once the A8 was re-routed, and the number reserved as an easy re-numbering from the B7058? Geographically any previous usage of the number should lie between the B8057 in Wester Ross and the B8059 on Lewis, which leaves a vast area of northern Scotland and the Hebrides as possible options. To date, no map showing any other use of the number has been identified.

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B8040 • B8041 • B8042 • B8043 • B8044 • B8045 • B8046 • B8047 • B8048 • B8049 • B8050 • B8051 • B8052 • B8053 • B8054 • B8055 • B8056 • B8057 • B8058 • B8059
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