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Baberton Junction

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Baberton Junction
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Location
Juniper Green
County
Midlothian
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Modified Half-Diamond + Roundabout
Roads Joined
A720, B701
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.

Routes

Route To Notes

A720

Glasgow (M8), Stirling (M9), Forth Road Bridge (A90) no access from B701

A720

Berwick upon Tweed (A1), Edinburgh South & East, Leith

B701

Edinburgh West & North, Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes Station, Car Park

B701

City Centre, Lanark (A70), Colington, Currie, Balerno
Clovenstone, Hailesland, Clovenstone Primary School, Baptist Church
Baberton, Juniper Green Primary School




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