Kirkpatrick Fleming Interchange

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Kirkpatrick Fleming Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M74 at junction 21 - Geograph - 1866344.jpg
The Junction fork sign in 2010
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Location
Kirkpatrick Fleming
County
Dumfriesshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
2x Half-Diamond
Roads Joined
A74(M), B6357, B7076
Junctions related to the B7076
Beattock Interchange • Crawford and Elvanfoot Interchanges • Gretna Interchange • Guards Mill Interchange • Johnstonebridge Interchange

This junction is the only one where the A74(M) meets a road that doesn't start with a seven, in this case the B6357. It also means that going south you are almost at England.

The split-diamond layout, completed in December 1992, is essentially a clone, slightly displaced sideways, of the previous junction on the dualled A74, opened in 1969. It sees the south facing slips meet the B7076, which passes under the motorway at a significant skew, pushing the two sliproads apart by some distance. Both approach the B7076 from the west. The north facing slips meet the B6357 several hundred metres to the north, which crosses over the motorway at right angles. The two b-roads then meet at the edge of the village of Kirkpatrick Fleming, with a mini roundabout located directly above the railway line on a wide bridge. The bridge which carried the then A74 over the railway still exists, just west of the corresponding bridge on the motorway.

Routes

Route To Notes

A74(M)

The North, Edinburgh, Glasgow

A74(M)

The South, Carlisle (M6)

B6357

Langholm (A7), Canonbie

B6357

Annan, Gretna Green (B7076), Kirkpatrick Fleming

B7076

Kirkpatrick Fleming, Annan, Canonbie (B7076), Kirtlebridge

B7076

Grenta Green, Springfield



Kirkpatrick Fleming Interchange
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Junctions on the M74 & A74(M)
M74M8 (22) Plantation Road • M8 (21) Seaward Street • 1 Kingston • 1A Polmadie Road • 2 Cambuslang Road • 2A Fullarton Road • 3 Carmyle Avenue • 3A Daldowie • 4 Maryville • 5 Raith • 6 Hamilton • 7 Larkhall • 8 Canderside Toll • Draffan • 9 Junction 9 • 10 Wellburn • 11 Poniel • 12 Millbank • 13 Abington
A74(M)13 Abington • 14 (North) Crawford • 14 (South) Elvanfoot • 15 Beattock • 16 Johnstonebridge • 17 Lockerbie North • 18 Lockerbie South • 19 Ecclefechan • 20 Eaglesfield • 21 Kirkpatrick Fleming • 22 Gretna • M6 (45) Guards Mill