|Location Map ( geo)|
|Looking south across the roundabout and car park from Container Way|
|A8, A78, A770|
|Junctions related to the A770|
The Bullring Roundabout is a large roundabout in central Greenock. It marks the western end of the A8 and the northern end of the A78 (and the E05), as well as the eastern end of the A770. The A8 has travelled west from Glasgow, and used to continue further west to end at the ferry pier at Gourock, but was foreshortened when the A78 was rerouted away from the coast road onto its present route. The A770 came into being at the same time.
Much of Greenock's old town centre, and the waterfront, has been redeveloped over the last century, so the current junction is entirely new. The line of the A8 - A770 is the older of the roads, having superseded the old line (West Blackhall Street and Cathcart Street) by 1960. The A8 to the east has since been widened to a dual carriagway. The A78 to the south runs through where buildings once stood and whilst it previously met the A8 at the junction of High Street and Cathcart Street, it was later extended along Cathcart Street to meet the A8 to the east. At the time, the road was the A742.
The roundabout is now a four arm junction, the fourth arm being the unclassified road, Container Way. This provides access to Ocean Terminal, where cruise ships call, the retail park and other waterfront developments. In the middle of the roundabout is a car park at a slightly lower level, accessed by an entrance under the western side of the roundabout, which connects to the A770.
|(M8), Glasgow Airport, Paisley, Erskine Bridge (M898), Port Glasgow, Parking|
|Irvine, Largs, Wemyss Bay 8, Isle of Bute Ferry, Inverkip 6, I.R. Hospital 2||former A742|
|Gourock, Dunoon Ferry, Clyde - Argyll Ferry||former A8|
|Ocean Terminal, Waterfront, Custom House Quay|