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Bankhead Roundabout

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Bankhead Roundabout
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Sighthill, Edinburgh
Highway Authority
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A71, B701
Junctions related to the B701

Bankhead Roundabout is the junction of the A71 and the southbound B701 in Sighthill, Edinburgh, with the two routes multiplexing east to Sighthill Roundabout. To the north, Bankhead Avenue provides local access. The B701 is the old Edinburgh ring road, before the City Bypass was built. The junction is located in a rather unattractive commercial area, with Sighthill industrial estate to the north. There is housing to the south, and the modern St Nicholas Parish Church stands on one corner, hidden behind trees.

The junction is in the form of a four-way roundabout with pedestrian underpasses connecting the four corners through the slightly ovoid sunken island. The three classified roads are all dualled, widening to three lanes on the approaches for turning traffic, while Bankhead Avenue also gains an extra lane on the approach. The roundabout has two or three spiralled circulatory lanes, and the eastbound A71 is controlled by signals.


Route To Notes


Kilmarnock, City Bypass, (A720), Livingston, West Calder


City Centre,Sighthill, South Gyle Rail Station


Lanark (A70), Wester Hailes, Colinton, Rail Station
Sighthill Ind Est., Recycling Centre, Srevenson College

Bankhead Roundabout
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