Crawford and Elvanfoot Interchanges

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Crawford & Elvanfoot Interchanges
Location Map ( geo)
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Approaching the Crawford sliproad
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Location
Crawford, Lanarkshire & Elvanfoot, Lanarkshire
County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Stretched Junction
Roads Joined
A74(M), A702, B7076
Junctions related to the A702
Abington Interchange • Carronbridge Junction • Kaimrig End • Lothianburn Junction • Maidencoates Roundabout • Symington Junction • Thornhill Junction
Junctions related to the B7076
Beattock Interchange • Gretna Interchange • Guards Mill Interchange • Johnstonebridge Interchange • Kirkpatrick Fleming Interchange

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.

History

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.

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Routes

Crawford Interchange

Route To Notes

A74(M)

The SOUTH, Carlisle

A702

Elvanfoot, Thornhill (A76), The SOUTH, Carlisle (A74(M))

A702

Abington Clyde Valley Tourist Route
Crawford Clyde Valley Tourist Route

Elvanfoot Interchange

Route To Notes

A74(M)

The SOUTH, Carlisle

A74(M)

The NORTH, Glasgow, Edinburgh

A702

Elvanfoot, Leadhills (B7040), Thornhill (A76)

A702

Crawford, Abington Clyde Valley Tourist Route

B7076

Beattock

A74

The SOUTH, Carlisle



Crawford and Elvanfoot Interchanges
Related Pictures
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B7076 Elvanfoot - Soft verges for 2 miles.jpgJunction 14, A74(M) - Geograph - 1032469.jpgRoundabout west of Crawford - Geograph - 4089241.jpgThe A702 near Boghead - Geograph - 3629816.jpgThe M74 motorway, the A702 and the River Clyde near.jpg
Junctions on the M74 & A74(M)
M74M8 (22) Plantation Road • M8 (21) Seaward Street • 1 Kingston • 1A Polmadie Road • 2 Cambuslang Road • 2A Fullarton Road • 3 Carmyle Avenue • 3A Daldowie • 4 Maryville • 5 Raith • 6 Hamilton • 7 Larkhall • 8 Canderside Toll • Draffan • 9 Junction 9 • 10 Wellburn • 11 Poniel • 12 Millbank • 13 Abington
A74(M)13 Abington • 14 (North) Crawford • 14 (South) Elvanfoot • 15 Beattock • 16 Johnstonebridge • 17 Lockerbie North • 18 Lockerbie South • 19 Ecclefechan • 20 Eaglesfield • 21 Kirkpatrick Fleming • 22 Gretna • M6 (45) Guards Mill