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Glasgow
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County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Glasgow
Forward Destination on
M8, M73, M74, M77, M80, A8, A80, A82, A725, A726,
Next Primary Destinations
Campbeltown  • Carlisle  • Crianlarich  • Edinburgh  • Kilmarnock  • Stirling
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Paisley
This article is about the city.
For the authority, see Glasgow Council
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Glasgow is a city in the west of Scotland. Once a mighty port and centre of industry, it is still one of the biggest and most bustling cities in the UK. It begun in medieval times around Glasgow Cathedral and the High Street, the original home of Glasgow University, but particularly in the 19th century expanded westwards, adopting a regular grid street layout whose main roads include the east-west Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, with many shorter north-south routes, and George Square the centre of civic pride.

Clydeside was heavily bombed in World War II, and Glasgow subsequently pursued one of Britain's most extreme programs of slum clearance and urban renewal. Locals were moved to surrounding new towns or high rise blocks, while the city built one of the most impressive urban motorway systems in Britain. The lynchpin of this is the M8 which runs in a rather twisting path through the city from west to east, looping around the centre; the recently-completed M74 runs through the south of city, while the M80 and M77 head out in opposite directions from the suburbs; and the M73 provides a kind of eastern bypass, joining the M80, M8, and M74. Since the completion of the M74, roadbuilding efforts have focused in the deprived east of the city, with project such as the Glasgow East End Regeneration Route (A728).

Being almost synonymous with the River Clyde, the city has a large number of river crossings, including the Erskine Bridge and Clyde Tunnel to the west, the Kingston Bridge on the M8, Glasgow Bridge and George V Bridge in the centre, and many more further upriver.

Routes

Route To Notes

M8

Edinburgh Certain part of route is A8

M8

Greenock(A8)

M73

Stirling Link road M74-A80

M74

Carlisle Link Rd A80 - M74

M74

Carlisle

M77

Kilmarnock, Ayr(A77)

M80

Stirling

A8

M8 primary beyond Coatbridge

A80

Cumbernauld

A82

Crianlarich, Fort William, Campbeltown non primary to Kilpatrick

A725

Glasgow SE Ring Road

A726

Glasgow South Ring Road

A8

Renfrew

A8

Coatbridge

A74

Mount Vernon

A77

Newton Mearns

A80

Stepps

A81

Bearsden

A82

Kilpatrick

A89

Coatbridge

A724

Cambuslang, Hamilton

A730

Rutherglen

A749

East Kilbride

A761

Paisley Primary beyond Craigton

A803

Kirkintilloch

A807

Balmore

A814

Clydebank

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Glasgow
JunctionsAnderston Interchange • Anniesland Cross • Baillieston Interchange • Barrachnie Crossroads • Barrhead Road Interchange • Bearsden Cross • Birkenshaw Roundabout (Glasgow) • Blochairn Interchange • Bridgeton Junction • Broomhouse Roundabout • Canniesburn Toll • Cardonald Interchange • Carmyle Avenue Interchange • Charing Cross (Glasgow) • Cowcaddens • Cumbernauld Road Interchange • Daldowie Interchange • Dobbies Loan • Dumbreck Interchange • Dumbreck Road Interchange • Easterhouse Road Interchange • Eastwood Toll • Ferry Road Junction • Finnieston Street Junction • Fullarton Road Interchange • Garscube Cross • Glasgow Central • Glasgow Cross • Gorbals Crossroads • Helen Street Interchange • James Street • Kingston Junction • Maryville Interchange • New Edinburgh Road • Nitshill Interchange • Parkhead • Plantation Road Interchange • Polmadie Road Junction • Port Dundas Interchange • Provan Interchange • Queen's Cross • Robroyston Junction • Scotstoun • Seaward Street Interchange • Shettleston Crossroads • Southbar Interchange • Stepps Road Interchange • Summerston Interchange • Tollcross • Townhead Interchange • West Street Interchange • Westerhouse Road Interchange • Whiteinch Interchange
CrossingsAlbert Bridge (Glasgow) • Duntocher Bridge • Erskine Bridge • Garscube Bridge • Glasgow Bridge • Great Western Bridge • Kelvinhaugh Bridge • Kingston Bridge • Partick Bridge • Victoria Bridge (Glasgow)
RoadsA721 • A726 • A727 • A727 (Gorbals Cross - Clarkston Toll) • A728 • A729 • A730 • A731 • A732 • A736 • A737 • A739 • A74 • A749 • A754 (Renfrewshire) • A761 • A763 • A77 • A8 • A8(M) (Baillieston) • A80 • A802 • A803 • A804 • A804 (Kelvingrove - Townhead) • A805 • A806 • A806 (Canniesburn - Scotstoun) • A808 • A809 • A81 • A814 • A82 • A876 (Glasgow) • A879 • A89 • B7053 • B7058 • B744 (Muirkirk - Glasgow) • B759 • B760 • B761 (Glasgow) • B762 • B762 (Braidfauld-Shettleston) • B763 • B763 (Dalmarnock - Parkhead) • B765 • B765 (Rutherglen) • B766 • B767 • B768 • B769 • B773 • B8030 • B8049 • B805 (Barlanark) • B8050 • B807 • B808 • B808 (Millerston - St Rollox) • B809 • B810 (Great Western Road) • B811 • B812 (Glasgow - Bardowie) • B813 • B860 (Glasgow) • E05 • E100 • E111 (Old System) • E16 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • East Kilbride Motorway • EuroVelo 1 • Glasgow Inner Ring Road • Hamilton - Cumbernauld Motorway • M6 • M73 • M74 • M74 and A74(M) History • M77 • M8 • M80 • M81 • M82 • M83 • Military Way • NCN7 • NCN75 • NCN754 • Paisley - Hamilton Motorway • T12 (Britain) • T27 (Britain) • T28 (Britain) • T91 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA8/route
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Major CitiesAberdeen • Dundee • Edinburgh • Glasgow • Inverness • Perth • Stirling
Primary DestinationsArbroath • Ayr • Braemar • Campbeltown • Coldstream • Crianlarich • Dumfries • East Kilbride • Elgin • Erskine Bridge • Forfar • Forth Road Bridge • Fort William • Fraserburgh • Galashiels • Greenock • Hawick • Irvine • Jedburgh • Kilmarnock • Kincardine Bridge • Kirkcaldy • Kyle of Lochalsh • Mallaig • Montrose • Newtonmore • Oban • Paisley • Peebles • Peterhead • St Andrews • Stranraer • Tay Bridge • Thurso • Uig • Ullapool • Wick
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