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Glenluce and Dunragit are two close-together villages on the A75. Road numbering, especially around Dunragit, has seen many changes over the years. Glenluce is the larger of the two villages, now enjoying a bypass for the A75. The A747 has been curtailed on the bypass meaning that there are no classified roads passing through the villages long main street. This drops quite steeply down hill in places as it heads west towards the Water of Luce. Previously, the A75 curved round to the right, twice passing under the railway viaduct as it crossed the river, but all of this is now bypassed as well.
After only briefly resuming its historic line, the A75 then starts on the Dunragit bypass, a much more recent improvement designed not only to bypass the village, but also remove a sharp double bend under a low railway bridge, which necessitated high vehicles taking a diversion along lesser roads. To start with, the old A75 line has become an eastern extension of the B7084, itself formerly the A715. However, the bypass cuts across the old road near the old, now closed, junction, and the route through the village is unclassified. The A75 bypass now crosses over the railway on a skew bridge to the west of Dunragit, removing the problems encountered on the old route. Towards the western end of the village, a minor road follows the former line of the A748, a route which was downgraded long before the bypass was built.
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