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Linclive Interchange

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Linclive Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
Linclive Interchange between A761 and A737 - Geograph - 18267.jpg
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
A737 • A761
Junctions related to the A737
Junctions related to the A761

Linclive Interchange is a grade separated junction located between Paisley and Linwood in Renfrewshire, and is where the A737 and A761 cross. The dualled A737 passes over the roundabout on the A761, which is oval in shape, but set at an angle to both routes. The A761 has three approach lanes on each arm, while the sliproads from the A737 have two lanes. Signals have been installed at only one of the five junctions, that for the northbound A737 offslip, while there is a segregated direct left turn lane from Linwood onto the northbound A737 onslip. A fifth arm, Burnbrae Road, sits in the south east corner of the junction and serves the sprawling industrial area to the south.


In 1965, there was no junction at this location
By 1968, a small roundabout had been built with the unclassified Burnbrae Road
The 1974 map showing the route to the northeast (then A740, now A737) which had opened in 1968


The A740 north-eastwards to St James Interchange (M8 J10, later J29) was opened in November 1968 by Norman Buchan, Joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (per the 1968 Scottish Development Department Report). This now the A737, having been renumbered in 1992. At the time, the dualled A740 met the single carriageway A761 at an at-grade roundabout which had been built a few years earlier when Burnbrae Road was re-routed to meet the A761 here. The A761 dualling is shown stopping just short of the roundabout on the 1967 1:1250 OS map, but meeting the roundabout on the 1968 One Inch map. It is not clear if this discrepancy is due to the scales, or if the road was widened with the opening of the A740. The junction was completely rebuilt as the current GSJ which opened on 9 March 1992 with phase 1 of the Johnston and Howwood Bypass to the B787 at Kilbarchan.

The junction takes its name from the old Linclive farm which once stood in the north west corner of the junction. This farm was demolished in readiness for the first part of the new road, although the original small roundabout does not appear to have impacted on the site of the farm.


Route To Notes




Glasgow (M8), Glasgow Airport, Paisley (A726) former A740




Bridge of Weir, Linwood
Linwood Industrial Estate


Glasgow (M8)

Linclive Interchange
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Linclive Interchange between A761 and A737 - Geograph - 18267.jpg

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