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Dreghorn Junction

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Dreghorn Junction
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
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Roads Joined
Fork sign approaching Dreghorn Junction on the A720

Dreghorn Junction is a junction on the City of Edinburgh Bypass, meeting the unclassified Dreghorn link, which connects to the B701. It fills what would otherwise be by far the largest gap between junctions on the bypass, but is notable for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is one of only two junctions with unclassified roads, it is also the only junction where a link road was specifically built, rather than connecting to an existing radial route, finally it is the only one of the 'lesser' junctions to offer full access. One of the reasons behind the construction of the junction appears to be to connect the bypass with the Dreghorn Barracks to the north, which in the past provided a lot of heavy military traffic passing through Edinburgh's suburbs. The junction itself is a simple Diamond layout, albeit instead of continuing directly south, the minor road follows the westbound onslip until nearly the end. This road connects into the Dreghorn Firing Ranges and Training areas, and in the past appears to have had public access with car parking, but is now gated.

A short distance to the north of the bypass, the Dreghorn link meets a small roundabout providing access to the Dreghorn Service Area and housing estates. This is now the closest to a full service station on the city bypass, with filling station, hotel and coffee shop. The link then continues through a deep cutting to meet the B701 at another roundabout.


Route To Notes


Glasgow (M8), Stirling (M9), Forth Road Bridge (A90)


Berwick upon Tweed (A1), Edinburgh South & East, Leith
Services, Colinton, Oxgangs (B701), Redford & Dreghorn Barracks Redford & Dreghorn Barracks in red-bordered sign
Dreghorn Ranges red-bordered

Dreghorn Junction
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A720 Edinburgh City Bypass - Coppermine - 14705.jpgA720 approaching Dreghorn Junction - Geograph - 3540856.jpg
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