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Edinburgh Council

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Edinburgh City Council
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Midlothian • West Lothian
Primary Destinations
Edinburgh • Forth Road Bridge
Fife • East Lothian • Midlothian • Scottish Borders • West Lothian
Transport Scotland Roads
M8 • M9 • M90 • A90 • A720

Edinburgh City Council is the Highway Authority for all the roads in the city of Edinburgh except the A720, motorways and approach roads to the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing which are managed by Transport Scotland. As of 2016, Government Statistics say that the council is responsible for 79.4 miles of A roads; 32.8 miles of B roads and 824.9 miles of other roads. There is an additional 10.2 miles of Trunk roads and 10.2 miles of Motorway within the council area, which are maintained by Transport Scotland.

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the authority:

Route From To Length


A1 London Edinburgh 396 miles View
A7 Edinburgh Carlisle 94.3 miles View
A8 Edinburgh Greenock 68.8 miles View
A70 Edinburgh Ayr 75.5 miles View
A71 Edinburgh Irvine 67.6 miles View
A89 Glasgow Newbridge 35.5 miles View
A90 Edinburgh Fraserburgh 146 miles View
A199 Leith Thistly Cross 26.2 miles View
A700 East Preston Street, Edinburgh Princes Street, Edinburgh 1.1 miles View
A701 Dumfries Edinburgh 71.6 miles View
A702 Edinburgh St John's Town of Dalry 83 miles View
A720 Gogar Whitecraig 12.8 miles View
A772 Nether Liberton Eskbank 3.6 miles View
A900 Edinburgh Leith 1.8 miles View
A901 Leith Granton 2.4 miles View
A902 Leith North Gyle 6.9 miles View
A903 Granton Trinity 0.9 miles View
A904 Queensferry Falkirk 17.6 miles View
A1140 Jock's Lodge Seafield 1.0 mile View
A6095 Cameron Toll, Edinburgh Musselburgh 4.6 miles View
A6106 Fordel Portobello 8.5 miles View  
B700 Haymarket Lothian Road 0.4 miles View
B701 Drumbrae Danderhall (W) 10.4 miles View
B800 Newbridge Queensferry 3.3 miles View
B900 Queensferry Road Great Junction Street 3.3 miles View
B901 Picardy Place, Edinburgh Ferry Road, Leith 1.4 miles View
B907 Ferrymuir Road High Sreet 0.5 miles View
B924 Dalmeny Queensferry (W) 3.2 miles View
B1350 Leith Walk Montrose Terrace 0.6 miles View
B6415 Portobello Millerhill 5.8 miles View
B7030 Wilkieston Newbridge 3.0 miles View
B7031 East Calder Kirknewton 3.0 miles View
B9080 Linlithgow Kirkliston 7.8 miles View
B9085 Davidson's Mains Crewe Toll 1.7 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered Roads

Main Article: Edinburgh Council (Class III roads)

For their Class III road network, the authority uses "C" prefixes.


Main Article: Edinburgh Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Edinburgh Council (Crossings)


Edinburgh Council
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