|Location Map ( geo)|
|A81, A739, A809|
|Junctions related to the A739|
|Junctions related to the A809|
|Junctions related to the M82|
Canniesburn Toll is a rather complicated junction at the northern end of the A739. The only other classified road to properly meet the roundabout is the A809, which also terminates here. However, just a stones throw to the east, the A81 glances off the junction, with a pair of link roads connecting to the roundabout. The northern one meets a mini roundabout on the A81, while the southern one meets the A81 at a set of traffic lights.
The roundabout was built in the 1920s, being built around the old crossroads and the tollhouse. At the same time, the straighter branch of what's now the A739, providing a better alignment for that road. The bend on the A81 was built then too, primarily to cater for the new tramway.
The junction was also the northern terminus of the former A806, a sign for which survived at the junction until at least 2009.
|Milngavie 2, Strathblane 6|
|City Centre 4 3/4|
|Glasgow Airport 9, Anniesland 1 1/2|
|Bearsden Cross, Drymen, Hardgate, Duntocher (A810)|
|Anniesland 1 1/2|
|Erskine Bridge, Clydebank|
|Glasgow (M81), Stirling (M80), Edinburgh (M8)||no direct access to/from roundabout, would have been accessed by A81|
The evidence from old maps, while not conclusive, suggests that this junction used to be a simple crossroads. Starting at the south, the A81 kept along its southern spur (which is named as a continuation of Maryhill Road), to meet the top end of the A806 (now A739) Switchback Road on the eastern flank of the modern roundabout. The A81 then swept back eastwards on its northern spur, while the A809 turned off towards Bearsden as it still does. However, while the road now taken by the A81 to the east of the roundabout appears to date back to the early part of the 20th Century, judging by the properties along it, the Northbound carriageway of the A739 appears to be a much more recent construction, albeit one marked on maps from the 1950s onwards as a slip from the then A806 to the A809.