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Moorfield Roundabout

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Moorfield Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
A71 at Moorfield Roundabout - Geograph - 3525185.jpg
Approaching the roundabout from the west
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Location
Moorfield, Kilmarnock
County
Ayrshire
Highway Authority
East Ayrshire
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A71, A759, B7064
Junctions related to the A759

Moorfield Roundabout is the junction of the dualled A71 and the B7064 to the west of Kilmarnock. It is also the primary connection between the A71 and the A759, although for some reason the short connection between the roundabout and the A759 is part of the B7064 rather than a spur of the A759, which would, in many ways, make a lot more sense. The roundabout is a simple at-grade four arm junction, with the B7064 slightly canted on each approach to meet the roundabout roughly at right angles to the dual carriageway. The western approach of the A71 has three lanes, while all of the other approaches only have two, and while the exits for the B road are almost as wide as those for the A71 they are only marked as a single lane. The roundabout itself has two or three spiralled circulatory lanes.

A short distance to the south, the B7064 terminates at a TOTSO junction on the A759. The mainline continues south across the railway before running into Kilmarnock. This junction is a simple T junction with a long right turn lane in the middle of the B7064, but no assistance for traffic turning right out of the A759. This means that at the busiest times it might be easier for the right turning traffic to turn left and circulate the roundabout!

History

The junction opened with the Springside and Crosshouse Bypass, phase 2 of the Irvine to Kilmarnock new road, on 25 November 1983. At that time only the western dual carriageway bypass and the northern single carriageway link to Kilmarnock Road, east of Crosshouse, (and the short southern link to the A759) was opened. The eastwards extension of the new A71 dual carriageway bypass opened as the Kilmarnock Southern Bypass in late 1987.

Routes

Route To Notes

A71

Irvine, Greenock (A78)

A71

Edinburgh, Dumfries (A76), Glasgow (A77)

A759

Dundonald, Troon

A759

Kilmarnock

B7064

Crosshouse (B7081), Hospital (A&E)




Moorfield Roundabout
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Kilmarnock 1960 - Coppermine - 22846.jpgA71 at Moorfield Roundabout - Geograph - 3525185.jpg
Junctions on the A71
Snack Corner  • Sighthill Roundabout  • Bankhead Roundabout • Calder Junction  • Oakbank Roundabout  • Lizzie Brice's Roundabout  • Williamston Interchange  • Crofthead Interchange  • Newpark Roundabout  • Wilderness Roundabout •
Blackbrae Junction • Breich Crossroads • Headless Cross  • Newmains Roundabout  • Jet Garage Fork • Waterloo Roundabout • Garrion Bridge • Cornsilloch Roundabout • Canderside Toll  • Strathaven Roundabout • Galston Roundabout •
Kilmarnock Bypass Interchange • Moorfield Roundabout  • Corsehill Mount Roundabout  • Greenwood Interchange  • Warrix Interchange  • Milgarholm Roundabout  • Merryvale Roundabout


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