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Lothianburn Junction

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Lothianburn Junction
Location Map ( geo)
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Modified dumbbell
Roads Joined
A702, A720

Lothianburn Junction is the junction on the City of Edinburgh Bypass where it meets the A702. From this point south to Abington, where it meets the M74 / A74(M) motorway, the A702 is a trunk route, supposedly providing the direct route south to England from Edinburgh, although much of the route remains unchanged and is no longer really suitable for any volume of long distance traffic, meaning that most takes the longer motorway route to the west. The junction marks the eastern end of the first offline upgrade to the A720, which previously wound through the suburbs on the current B701 route.

The junction is a slightly modified dumbbell interchange. However, unlike typical dumbbells, the A720 on-slips do not start the roundabouts, but rather fork off the road between the two roundabouts a little nearer the overbridge, while the offslips do meet the roundabouts. This is partly due to the two routes crossing at a skewed angle, and also the confines of the site. The eastbound onslip is squeezed between the bypass and the Swanston Burn, while the westbound onslip is even more confined by a row of houses. This has led to it being constructed on top of a vertical retaining wall above the bypass, rather than the more customary embankments used for the other slips.


Route To Notes


Penicuik, Biggar, Carlisle


Forth Road Br, Glasgow, Stirling, Airport


Berwick upon Tweed, Leith (A1)


City Centre, Edinburgh South, Fairmilehead

Lothianburn Junction
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Junctions on the A701 and A702
A702 trunk sectionLothianburn Junction • Robinsland Roundabout • Melbourne Junction • Skirling Junction • Kirkstyle Junction • Symington Junction • Maidencoates Roundabout • Abington Interchange
A701 trunk sectionBeattock Interchange • Edinburgh Road Roundabout
A701 other sectionsStraiton Junction • Gowkley Moss Roundabout • Ledburn Crossroads • Blyth Bridge • Kaimrig End
A702 other sectionsWest End / Crawford • Elvanfoot • Thornhill Junction
Junctions on the A720
Old Craighall • Millerhill • Sheriffhall • Gilmerton • Lasswade • Straiton • Lothianburn • Dreghorn • Baberton • Calder • Hermiston Gait • Gogar

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