Star.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png

Earls Gate Roundabout

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Earls Gate Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
Cameraicon.png View gallery (1)
Glensburgh, Grangemouth
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Modified Limited-Access Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M9, A904, A905
Junctions related to the A904
Junctions related to the A905

Earls Gate Roundabout is part of junction 6 of the M9, although it only provides a single sliproad onto the motorway and the south-eastbound off-slip is further north along the A905. The south facing slips are omitted completely due to a mixture of factors, including land constraints and potential weaving issues between this junction and M9 J5, which lies less than 2 miles to the south. However, as originally constructed, the two junctions were designed to compliment each other, and so J5 had no north facing slips.

The junction was built on the site of a crossroads between the A904 and the A905, positioned near the chemical works. It became a small roundabout in the 1950s, and a large roundabout when the M9 was built. The A905 has been moved to the north east on both approaches to make way for the motorway, and now runs roughly parallel to it on either side. The A904 crosses at right angles, and so while there are three junctions on the roundabout to the east of the motorway, on the west side there was originally only the A904 and the M9 onslip. More recently, a small service area has been squeezed into the corner between these two. The roundabout is now signalised for all three of the A roads, but the services and M9 sliproad are not provided with lights.


Route To Notes


Stirling, Glasgow, Kincardine Bridge (M876)


Edinburgh access to/from M9 only




Grangemouth, Docks, Town Centre


Stirling, Kincardine Br. (A876), Glasgow (A88), Fallin, Airth, Skinflats


Edinburgh (M9), Bo'ness

Earls Gate Roundabout
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
Sign M9 - Coppermine - 714.jpg
Junctions on the M9
M8 (2) Claylands • 1 Newbridge • 1A KirklistonHumbie RdbtScotstoun • 1B Winchburgh • 2 Philpstoun • 3 Burghmuir  • 4 Lathallan • 5 Cadgers Brae • 6 Earls Gate • 7 Kinnaird House  • 8 (Hill of) Kinnaird • 9 Bannockburn • 10 Craigforth • 11 Keir

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help