Livingston

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Livingston
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County
West Lothian
Highway Authority
West Lothian
Transport Scotland Roads
M8
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Coatbridge • Edinburgh • Erskine • Glasgow • Paisley • Renfrew
Places related to the A71
Edinburgh • Irvine • Kilmarnock
Places related to the A89
Airdrie • Coatbridge • Glasgow

Livingston is a new town lying on the banks of the River Almond between Edinburgh and Glasgow, though nearer the former. Started in the early 1960s, it is perhaps the grandest plan of the Scottish new towns, with a substantial town centre development surrounded by parkland, a grid iron of major and distributor roads providing access to the less formally planned housing estates and two substantial industrial zones on the edges of the town. The handful of buildings of old Livingston survive in the Livingston Village area, and a few buildings of the village of Livingston Station also survive. The other villages now part of the urban area all lie on the fringes - Polbeth, Mid Calder and West Calder.

The main structure of Livingston's grid iron of roads is provided by the parallel A71, A705 and M8 / A89 routes, which all run loosely west to east. They are connected to the east by the north south A899, on which the A705 starts, heading westwards. Starting at the south, the route of the A71 has been diverted south, the former line through Mid Calder now mostly being the B7015. It therefore now runs to the south of East and Mid Calder, before turning north a little to meet the end of the A899, and then swinging south west again to rejoin its original route into West Calder.

The A705 starts on the A899 at the Coulsland Interchange near the middle of the town. This is one of two Cloverleaf Junctions that were built, and the only surviving one, indeed the only one left in Scotland. The other one, Houston Interchange lies a little to the north and connects with an unclassified road, but has had half the slip roads removed and roundabouts installed on the unclassified route. The A705 also previously ran further north, the B7015 also following part of its former route from Mid Calder, although moved northwards around Livingston Village. The A705 then resumes its old route soon after it meets the B road, and continues west to Whitburn.

The A89 follows the old route of the A8, although the original route through Broxburn is now the A899, a route which was extended via a sharp turn through the new town. The A8 was effectively replaced past Livingston by the new motorway, the M8, which runs parallel to the A89 past Livingston, the two connected by J3, Livingston East Roundabout on the A899 and J3a, Starlaw Interchange on the A779. This last A road is a short link between the A89 and A705 at the western edge of the town.

The B7015, as mentioned above, largely follows the former routes of A roads through the eastern part of the town, but then continues in a strange circuitous route, doubling back on itself through an industrial area to find its original route west to Fauldhouse, running parallel and to the north of the A71. The B8046 has also been greatly extended in the east side of the town, continuing south from Uphall along the former A767 to Mid Calder, and then continuing to meet the A71 a little further south. The rest of the important roads in the town are unclassified distributor roads.

Routes

Route To Notes

M8

Glasgow, Falkirk (M9)

M8

Edinburgh, Forth Road Bridge, Airport

A71

Kilmarnock, Polbeth, West Calder

A71

Edinburgh

A89

Bathgate

A89

Edinburgh (A8)

A705

Seafield, Blackburn, Whitburn

A779

Glasgow (M8), Bathgate (A89), Deans

A899

Dechmont, Uphall, Broxburn

A7066

Whitburn (A706), Armadale (A89), The Pyramids Business Park

B7015

Fauldhouse

B7015

East Calder, Edinburgh (A71)

B8046

Pumpherston, Uphall

Named Junctions

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png Almond Interchange A899 NT060674
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Photo-required.png Almondvale Roundabout NT044660
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Photo-required.png Appleton Parkway Roundabout NT023680
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Photo-required.png Barracks Roundabout NT021680
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Photo-required.png Boghall Roundabout A89 • A779 • A7066 NS998682
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Photo-required.png Braehead Roundabout B7015 NT045674
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Photo-required.png Bubbles Roundabout NT050667
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Photo-required.png Burnside Roundabout NT057667
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Photo-required.png Campus Roundabout NT044664
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Photo-required.png Centre Interchange A899 NT061670
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Photo-required.png College Roundabout NT046665
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Photo-required.png Cousland Interchange A705 • A899 NT056682
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Photo-required.png Crofthead Interchange A71 NT055658
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Photo-required.png Deans Roundabout NT018683
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Photo-required.png Detchmont Roundabout A89 • A899 NT046707
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Photo-required.png Elburn North Roundabout NT038685
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Photo-required.png Hospital Interchange A705 NT044677
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Photo-required.png Houston Interchange A899 NT052690 Was a cloverleaf
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Photo-required.png Knightsbridge Roundabout NT041690
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Photo-required.png Livingston East Roundabout M8 • A899 NT047701
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Photo-required.png Lizzie Brice's Roundabout A71 • A899 NT067662
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Photo-required.png Mill Roundabout A705 • B7015 NT030671
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Photo-required.png Multiplex Roundabout NT051664
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Photo-required.png Moss Interchange NT046688
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Photo-required.png Newpark Roundabout A71 NT046653
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Photo-required.png Newyearfield Roundabout NT040681
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Photo-required.png Oakbank Roundabout A71 NT069658
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Photo-required.png Retail Park Roundabout NT049663
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Photo-required.png Rosebank Roundabout NT035655
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Photo-required.png Starlaw West Roundabout M8 • A779 NT001674
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Photo-required.png Tailend Roundabout A779 NT018674
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Photo-required.png Terrace Roundabout NT054668
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Photo-required.png Toll Roundabout A705 • A779 NT022670
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Photo-required.png Town Centre Roundabout NT057669
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Photo-required.png Wilderness Roundabout A71 NT039648
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Photo-required.png Williamston Interchange A71 NT060659
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Livingston
JunctionsBoghall Roundabout • Cousland Interchange • Crofthead Interchange • Dechmont Interchange • Houstoun Interchange • Kilpunt Roundabout • Lizzie Brice's Roundabout • Newpark Roundabout • Oakbank Roundabout • Starlaw Interchange • Wilderness Roundabout • Williamston Interchange
RoadsA705 • A7066 • A71 • A767 • A779 • A89 • A899 • B7015 • B7031 • B707 (Mid Calder - Philpstoun) • B708 (Bathgate - Livingston) • B8046 • C2 (West Lothian) • C4 (West Lothian) • E100 • E16 • E31 (via Newcastle) • M8 • T27 (Britain)
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