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Echline Junction

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Echline Junction
Location Map ( geo)
A90 Forth Bridge - Coppermine - 6031.jpg
Former A90 approaching the junction heading towards the Forth Road Bridge
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Location
South Queensferry
County
West Lothian
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
(A90), A904, A9000, B800
Junctions related to the A904
Junctions related to the B800
Junctions related to the Forth Valley Tourist Route

Echline Junction lies on the A9000 (formerly the A90) just south of the Forth Road Bridge. A roundabout above the main carriageway of the A9000 provides access to the B800 (formerly A8000) to Kirkliston, and the A904 which heads westwards along the coast to Bo'ness and Grangemouth. There are local services on either side: on the A904 a petrol station, drive-through restaurant, and motel; the B800 provides access to 2 more petrol stations, a supermarket, fast food, and a hotel.

When the Queensferry Crossing opened, the main traffic route became the new M90, which runs further west, meeting the A904 at the new Queensferry Junction. However, the Echline Junction has remained in place to provide access to the old bridge for vehicles still eligible to use it, and indeed for those rare instances when the new bridge needs to be closed, and the old bridge is put back in to full, temporary use. The junction therefore remains nominally full access, although the sliproads on and off the A9000 are normally only accessible to buses, taxis, vehicles prohibited to use a motorway, and a few other classes of vehicle.

History

Before the Forth Road Bridge opened, the A904 ran into South Queensferry, providing access to the ferry terminal. This junction was built in the 1960s in open farmland along with the surrounding roads, and the town of Queensferry has grown out to meet it.

Just north of the junction on the northbound side, on both the slip road and the mainline, there is parking for abnormal loads waiting to cross the bridge, as well as traffic lights which can be used to block traffic while abnormal loads cross, although it is not clear if these are still used. The toll plaza was formerly situated there, before the toll was abolished.

Routes

Route To Notes

A90

Glasgow (M8), Edinburgh, Airport (A8), City Bypass (A720)

A90

Perth (M90), Forth Road Bridge, Inverkeithing (A921), Rosyth (A985), North Queensferry

A904

Stirling, Linlithgow (M9), Bo'ness

B800

Queensferry (B907), Kirkilston, Services

A9000

Perth (M90), Forth Road Bridge, Inverkeithing (A921), Rosyth (A985), North Queensferry

A9000

Edinburgh (A90)

A8000

Queensferry (B907), Kirkilston (B800), Services




Echline Junction
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Junctions on the A90 and M90
A90 (South section)West End • Blackhall • Quality St. • Clermiston Junction • Drumbrae • Barnton • New Burnshot • Scotstoun • Queensferry • Echline • Ferrytoll
M90Kirkliston • 1 Scotstoun • 1A Queensferry • 1B Ferrytoll • 1C Admiralty • 2 Masterton • 2A Halbeath • 3 Halbeath • 4 Kelty • 5 Gairneybridge • 6 Kinross • 7 Hilton • 8 Arlary • 9 Muirmont • 10 Craigend • 11 Barnhill / 12 Broxden Roundabout
A90 (North section)Barnhill • Kinfauns • Glencarse • Glendoick • Inchmichael • Inchture • Longforgan • Swallow Roundabout • Myrekirk • Coupar Angus • Strathmartine Road • Old Glamis Road • Forfar Road Crossroads • Claverhouse • Emmock Roundabout • Petterden • Gateside • Kinettles Road End • Lochlands • Glamis • Kirriemuir • Quilkoe Junction • Tannadice • St Anne's • Keithock • Stracathro • Laurencekirk Riding School • Laurencekirk North • Fordoun • Dunnottar • Spurryhillock • Stonehaven • Cleanhill • Deeside • Kingswells South • Kingswells North • Craibstone • Goval • Blackdog • Balmedie • Rashiereive • Tipperty Junction • Ellon Roundabout • Toll of Birness • Longhaven • Invernettie Roundabout • Howe O'Buchan • Cortes
A90 (former
Aberdeen section)
Netherley • Newtonhill • Cairnwell • Portlethen • Marywell • Charlestown • Bridge of Dee • Garthdee • Queens Road Roundabout • Kings Gate Roundabout • Lang Stracht Crossroads • Haudagain Roundabout • Mugiemoss Roundabout • Scotstown Roundabout • Parkway Roundabout • Blackdog


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