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Stirling motorway services - Geograph - 1349994.jpg
Stirling motorway services
Moto, Stirling - Geograph - 1289436.jpg
Moto, Stirling
A80 upgrade Moodiesburn-Mollinsburn - Coppermine - 23613.jpg
A80 upgrade, Moodiesburn-Mollinsburn

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
A80 Upgrade Mollinsburn-Cumbernauld - Coppermine - 23612.jpg
A80 Upgrade, Mollinsburn-Cumbernauld

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade, Cumbernauld

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
A80 Upgrade Old Inns-Castlecary - Coppermine - 23608.jpg
A80 Upgrade Old Inns-Castlecary

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
A80 Upgrade Castlecary arches - Coppermine - 23607.jpg
A80 Upgrade, Castlecary arches

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 upgrade, Stepps by-pass

29th Nov 2009. This was taken where the long bend swept round to the end of the exisiting Stepps by-pass

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 upgrade, Cumbernauld

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade Cumbernauld-Old Inns

The gap in the trees to the right was the original pre-dual carriageway A80 alignment, into Cumbernauld village. It looks (not apparent in this photo) as if it's going to carry a road again to serve a cottage behind and to the right of the camera which will no longer be able to exit onto the upgraded road. There were grey stakes inserted along it.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade Castlecary-A803

29th Nov 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 01, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade, Moodiesburn-Mollinsburn

A few pictures of the upgrades, taken yesterday, Sep 13th 2009

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade Mollinsburn-Cumbernauld Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade, Cumbernauld turn-off

There used to be a wee repair garage here on the left, but it's been swept asunder in the improvements.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 upgrade, Cumbernauld

Heading up the hill towards Old Inns, the gap in the trees to the right was the original 1930s A80 alignment, towards Cumbernauld village

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 upgrade, approaching Castlecary.

At present (Sep 09), the temporary road layout is a wide S4 with bollards separating each carriageway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade, Castlecary arches

Not sure how they're going to divide the 3 lanes each way between the arches?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade, Castlecary-Longcroft

Just after Castlecary arches, this view shows the approach to the junction with A803. Recently, a bridge carrying a minor road over the A80 has been removed, in order to allow a bridge with a span capable of reaching across three lanes per side (hitherto only two) is constructed. The bridge was this side of the bridge visible, which carries the A803

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80-M80 Upgrade, Longcroft

This closer view shows where the bridge was, the minor road ending where the temporary fencing is visible on the right

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Upgrade Removed bridge

This closer view shows the end of the road surface where the bridge used to be

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2009 by leopard680
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A80 Crash

The queues stretched some distance back onto the M80, some traffic is trying to leave at junction 4 to try to avoid the queue not realising that the cause of the delay is just out of sight around the corner and they would be better off staying on the main road.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 26, 2007 by Glen
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Snowbound M80

Courtesy of BBC.co.uk, a wintry photo showing just how badly traffic copes when we get heavy snowfall up in Scotland. This is the M80 heading towards Stirling. One of these days, I won't be so lazy and I'll actually submit a photo I've taken!!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 20, 2007 by a80
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?Proposal for Castlecary on the M80? Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 05, 2007 by Gav
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M73 A80(M) Oddity

Rather odd sign just after junction 2, it seems as if the (M80) part has been patched with A80(M) for some reason...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 15, 2007 by sheeldz
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M80

M80 heading north from M8, strange railway bridge which looks low

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 24, 2007 by Kenny1975
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M9/M80

M9 heading north about to go under the M80

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 12, 2008 by Kenny1975
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scottish motorways and other things

hints bypass, Newport southern bypass motorway, M8, M74, M80, Upper Forth Crossing and M9 spur extension out of the 2007 AtoZ GB Atlas Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 26, 2006 by sabristo simon

This page includes a scan of a non-free copyrighted map, and the copyright for it is most likely held by the company or person that produced the map. It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution scans qualifies as fair use under United Kingdom copyright law, where this web page is hosted, as such display does not significantly impede the right of the copyright holder to sell the copyrighted material, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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M80, Approaching Junction 6 - Geograph - 2683038.jpg
M80, Approaching Junction 6
Footbridge Over M80 - Geograph - 2681143.jpg
Footbridge Over M80
The M80 from the air - Geograph - 2518997.jpg
The M80 from the air
Glasgow Highway Plans circa 1965 - Coppermine - 4817.jpg
Glasgow Highway Plans circa 1965 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2006 by scynthius726
Glasgow Highway Plans circa 1965 - Coppermine - 4816.jpg
Glasgow Highway Plans circa 1965 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 21, 2006 by scynthius726
M80-carron-br1.jpg
The Carron Bridge on the M80 at Denny
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Underneath the Carron Bridge on the M80 at Denny
Before M876.jpg
Taken from a 1965 road map showing the dual carriageway A876/A80 before the motorway were added.

When the M80 was extended north, the A876 was upgraded to motorway until J2 with the later section completed in the early 80s.

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Junction 5 M80 east - Geograph - 2957712.jpg
Junction 5 M80 east
From Castlecary Viaduct - Geograph - 4415559.jpg
From Castlecary Viaduct The railway viaduct gives an excellent vantage point for an unusual view of the M80.
M8, Junction 13 - Geograph - 2930400.jpg
M8, Junction 13 The exit slip road at junction 13, for the M80.


Note the typical ???Glasgow-type??? sign gantry with the following distinctive elements: ??? Near and offside support legs (basically 2 rectangular hollow sections with base plates to allow connections to the foundations) ??? A Main Frame (made up of rectangular hollow sections) - Over clad on the front and rear. ??? A Sub Frame (made up of smaller hollow sections and welded to main frame). ??? A Sign Face - acrylic sheets hung from the front of the sub frame over its full height. ??? Internal Electrics - sign lighting provided through the use of several dozen fluorescent battens.

Gantries of this type were first erected as part of the construction of the Kingston Bridge and its approach roads in 1970 and they are now a familiar sight on the network around Glasgow.
Newline Road Bridge and Direction Signs, M9-M80 Junction - Geograph - 4031863.jpg
Newline Road Bridge and Direction Signs, M9-M80 Junction
M80 Stepps Terminus.jpg
Unlike the Haggs Terminus the Steeps bypass ended at half a roundabout interchange so a short section of road was built to connect the M80 and A80 together. When the M80 was extended to Haggs this junction was upgraded with full access. This page includes a scan of a non-free copyrighted map, and the copyright for it is most likely held by the company or person that produced the map. It is believed that the use of a limited number of web-resolution scans qualifies as fair use under United Kingdom copyright law, where this web page is hosted, as such display does not significantly impede the right of the copyright holder to sell the copyrighted material, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
If the copyright holder considers this is an infringement of their rights, please contact the Site Management Team to discuss further steps

 

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