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Newhouse Interchange

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Newhouse Interchange
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Newhouse Interchange looking North
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Irvine, Ayrshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A78, A737, B7080
Junctions related to the A737
Junctions related to the B7080
This article is about the junction on the A78, at the southern end of the Irvine bypass, with the A737 and B7080.
For M8 Junction 6, with the A73, see Newhouse Junction

The Newhouse Interchange marks the southern end of the Irvine Bypass, with the A78 quickly resuming its historic route to the south. The junction is a Roundabout interchange, with the former route of the A78 from Irvine now an extension of the A737. This route has been turned to meet the new junction at right angles, rather than the acute fork that would have been necessary otherwise. It now approaches from the west, having been turned at a small roundabout at the southern end of Marine Drive. A local access road also heads south from this roundabout, running parallel to the A78 to the next junction. Indeed, this may actually be the old A78, the dual carriageway having been constructed alongside the old road.

Another new build road heads east from the interchange, being the B7080. This route forms a residential distributor road, and runs roughly parallel to the A78 to the east, serving the vast new estates built since Irvine became a new town. This road however, was originally planned to be a dual carriageway known as the Eastern Primary which would have rejoined the A78 at Eglinton Interchange a few miles to the north. This would have been built on the line of the B7080 as far as Oldhall Roundabout. With the scaling back of proposals for the new town the Eastern Primary was abandoned and Moss Drive was built instead.

The dualled A78, meanwhile, passes under the junction uninterrupted.


Route To Notes


Kilwinning, Greenock, Kilmarnock (A71)


Ayr, Prestwick Airport




Meadowhead, Papermill, Riverside


Shewalton, Drybridge

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Newhouse Interchange
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Other nearby junctions
Junctions on the A78
Greenock • Bankfoot Roundabout  • Largs Roundabout  • Gogo Roundabout  • Southannan Roundabout  • Hunterston Roundabout  • Portencross Crossroads  • Montfode Roundabout  • Chapelhill Roundabout  • Sharphill Roundabout
 • Pennyburn Roundabout  • Eglinton Interchange  • Warrix Interchange  • Newhouse Interchange  • Meadowhead Roundabout  • Dundonald Interchange  • Monktonhead Roundabout  • Dutch House Roundabout

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