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Garelochhead Junction

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Garelochhead Junction
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Ross Park, Loch Lomondside
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A82, A817
The name of this Junction / Bridge may not be accurate because
No official name known

This is the junction between the A82 and A817 on Loch Lomondside. The A817 is a new road, built by the MOD to provide access to the naval bases at Faslane and Coulport either side of Garelochhead. The A817 actually heads south from this junction (after crossing the Finlass Water), before turning west. However, due to the contours and gradient requirements, it would have been difficult to get the two routes to meet further south.

Whilst this junction is a fairly basic give-way T-Junction, it comprises a short section of D1 carriageway on the A82, providing a central refuge for turning traffic. The southbound carriageway appears to be the original, with the northbound moved to the west to provide the island. Whether it was originally opened as a short D2 section is not yet clear. The extra space afforded seems to have been in order to allow for large vehicles to turn into or out of the A817, with the roundabouts on the Garelochhead bypass also specially designed to allow for oversize vehicles.


Route To Notes


Crianlarich, Campbeltown (A83),


Glasgow, Erskine Bridge (A898)


Garelochhead (A814)

Garelochhead Junction
Features of the A82 Corridor
Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
Associated Routes: A805 • A829 • A876 • A8005 • B810 • B848 • B863 • B8040
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge • Balloch Bridge • Luss Bridge • White Bridge • Ba Bridge • Kingshouse Bridge • The Study • Achnambeithach Bridge • Ballachulish Bridge • Righ Bridge • Corran Ferry • Kiachnish Bridge • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
JunctionsCharing Cross • Anniesland Cross • Kilbowie Roundabout • Old Kilpatrick • Dunglas Roundabout • Dumbarton Fork • Barloan Toll • Lomondgate Roundabout • Renton Junction • Stoneymollan Roundabout • Arden • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Bridge of Orchy • Glencoe Crossroads • Ballachulish Roundabout • North Ballachulish • Corran Ferry • West End Roundabout • An Aird • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Commando Memorial • Invergarry Bridge • Fort Augustus • Invermoriston • Drumnadrochit • Tomnahurich Roundabout • Telford Street Roundabout • Harbour Road Roundabout • Longman Roundabout
DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness

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