The Crawford & Elvanfoot Interchanges are a series of junctions all showing J14 of the A74(M). It best to think of this junction as one even though the distance between the Entry & Exit slip roads of the southbound A74(M) is 2.8 miles (4.5 km). These set of junctions are much like the Sawtry Interchange on the A1(M) and the Leatherhead Interchange on the M25. Unlike the latter two though, the interchanges are quite distinct. The Crawford Interchange is a quarter dumbbell just north west of the village of Crawford. This junction is for the A702 south as the Abington Interchange caters for traffic north. After 1.9 miles (3.1 km), the A702 TOTSOs and the mainline becomes the B7076. It at this point the Elvanfoot Interchange begins. The A702 goes under the A74(M) and the slip road for this junction are met at a roundabout. Both northbound slips are here. The southern portion of the Elvanfoot Interchange is found south of the Elvanfoot Bridge. This section is for A74(M) traffic south towards Carlisle & London while the B7076 is for non-motorway traffic that uses this road.
The southern parts of the interchange opened in August 1992 as part of a stretch of A74(M) extending from Elvanfoot (specifically, a temporary tie-in with the then A74 just north of the A702 bridge) to a long-term temporary junction at Paddy's Rickle Bridge, 1.9 miles to the south-east.
The Crawford off-slip opened in December 1993 as part of the Nether Abington to Elvanfoot section, which made the motorway continuous from Maryville Interchange to Paddy's Rickle Bridge.
Evidence of the former tie-in north of Elvanfoot remained for several years in the form of a sharp kink in the A702 where the temporary southbound exit slip had left the southbound A74/A74(M), but this was eventually somewhat smoothed out.
See M74 and A74(M) History for historical background.