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Glencryan Junction

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Glencryan Junction
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Highway Authority
North Lanarkshire
Junction Type
Roads Joined
Junctions related to the B8054
The name of this Junction / Bridge may not be accurate because
This Junction does not seem to have an official name, but lies next to the Glencryan Burn, which is the only locality which is uniquely related to this junction
The flyover carrying the B8054

Glencryan Junction is a squashed Trumpet junction lying on the B8054 on the southern edge of Cumbernauld. It turns the B8054 from heading south east on Lye Brae, to heading south west on Lenziemill Road, with the unclassified Forest Road approaching from the north east. The two carriageways of Lye Brae have not rejoined by the time the slip roads part for the junction, which would have created some significant weaving problems if the flyover had ever been built over Kildrum South Roundabout a short distance to the north. The junction is further constrained by the railway line, which passes under the split sliproads of Lye Brae in a short tunnel.


The junction was newly built, along with most of the B8054, with the development of Cumbernauld new town. However, maps show that the current layout differs from the original, in that the bridge and 'trumpet' sliproads were added later. Neither the 1971 nor 1974 OS One Inch maps show these, instead showing the B8054 simply curving from Lye Brae onto Lenziemill Road, roughly following the current sliproad in that corner. Forest road met the B8054 at a flat junction, although clearly the priorities cannot be ascertained from the maps. The slip road from Lye Brae onto Forest Road is also marked, as a short spur of the B8054, although again, priorities and indeed whether it was one or two way are unknown.


Route To Notes


Lenziemill, Palacerigg Country Park


Stirling (M80), Town Centre (A8011), Kildrum, Carbrain

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