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Barloan Toll

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Barloan Toll Roundabout
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Location
Dumbarton
County
Dunbartonshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Signalised Roundabout
Roads Joined
A82, A813, B830
Junctions related to the A813

Barloan Toll in Dumbarton has been an important junction on the road West from Glasgow for over 70 years. Until recently, it was just a single roundabout, but in 2009 a second roundabout (Lomondgate) opened half a mile to the west.

Barloan Toll Roundabout

The Roundabout at Barloan Toll marks the end of the Dumbarton Bypass and the start of the Alexandria Bypass, which was built many years later. The Dumbarton Bypass was the westernmost and last section of the Great Western Road improvement started in the mid-1920s. The Alexandria Bypass is about 50 years newer! Up until 2009 the roundabout was the junction between the dualled A82, the B830 into Dumbarton town centre, and the A813 (ex A82) into Alexandria. However, in 2008 a new roundabout, Lomondgate Roundabout, was constructed just under half a mile to the west, with the A813 diverted to that junction the ex A813 (ex A82!) is now an unclassified route serving the Bellsmyre Estate.

The roundabout itself is a simple 4-arm signalised junction, with the A82 being dualled either side and having three approach lanes, the other two roads just having the two approach lanes. To the south, the B830 almost immediately forks left at a TOTSO, which is actually a fiveways junction, with two service roads for the properties facing onto the A82. However, most traffic continues along the unclassified Townend Road.

History

Before the A82 was re-routed onto the Alexandria Bypass in the early 1970s, the junction here was more of a T Junction, albeit with the B830 and Townend Road splitting immediately after turning off the A82. This is likely to have been the case for centuries, since the roads were only muddy tracks, as Dumbarton was the county town, so routes would have radiated out across the county. By the 1950s, there is a suggestion on maps of a road leading into the Bellsmyre Housing Estate to the north, taking over the driveway to Aitken Bar Farm, although this has since been removed. The roundabout was almost certainly built as part of the bypass.

Routes

Route To Notes

A82

Crianlarich, Stirling (A811), Bonhill (A813), Loch Lomond, Renton 2¼, Alexandria 3, Lomond Ind. Estate 5

A82

Glasgow, Erskine Bridge (A898)

A813

Town Centre, Broadmeadow Industrial Estate

B830

Local Traffic only. Through Traffic for A813 use A82




Barloan Toll
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Other nearby junctions
Dumbarton
Features of the A82 Corridor
Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
Associated Routes: A805 • A829 • A876 • A8005 • B810 • B848 • B863 • B8040
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge • Balloch Bridge • Luss Bridge • White Bridge • Ba Bridge • Kingshouse Bridge • The Study • Achnambeithach Bridge • Ballachulish Bridge • Righ Bridge • Corran Ferry • Kiachnish Bridge • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
JunctionsCharing Cross • Anniesland Cross • Kilbowie Roundabout • Old Kilpatrick • Dunglas Roundabout • Dumbarton Fork • Barloan Toll • Lomondgate Roundabout • Renton Junction • Stoneymollan Roundabout • Arden • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Bridge of Orchy • Glencoe Crossroads • Ballachulish Roundabout • North Ballachulish • Corran Ferry • West End Roundabout • An Aird • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Commando Memorial • Invergarry Bridge • Fort Augustus • Invermoriston • Drumnadrochit • Tomnahurich Roundabout • Telford Street Roundabout • Harbour Road Roundabout • Longman Roundabout
DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness


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