|Location Map ( geo)|
|Modified Half-Diamond + Roundabout|
|Junctions related to the B701|
Baberton Junction is a junction on the City of Edinburgh Bypass. The roundabout that forms part of it is called Clovenstone Roundabout. East of the roundabout is where the oldest section of the current A720 runs, forming a bypass of Hailes and Colinton to the A702. The junction, therefore, was finished in its current form when the section from here to the A8 opened. Possibly this is why it only provides access to the south, not to the north-western section of the bypass.
The junction is notable for not offering a direct route from the bypass to a main road out of the city, whereas most other junctions intersect with a radial such as the A71, A702, A701, A7, A68, etc. Instead traffic leaving the bypass meets the minor road Baberton Mains View at a T-junction, although traffic to the bypass goes directly from Clovenstone Roundabout. Baberton Junction hence provides access to Wester Hailes and only indirectly to the A70 Lanark Road. This may be partly because rather than being built on farmland, the bypass crosses the district of Juniper Green at the A70, and the Water of Leith passes to the south, making a direct connection even more problematic.
|Glasgow (M8), Stirling (M9), Forth Road Bridge (A90)||no access from B701|
|Berwick upon Tweed (A1), Edinburgh South & East, Leith|
|Edinburgh West & North, Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes Station, Car Park|
|City Centre, Lanark (A70), Colington, Currie, Balerno|
|Clovenstone, Hailesland, Clovenstone Primary School, Baptist Church|
|Baberton, Juniper Green Primary School|