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Raith Interchange

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Raith Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
M74 north of Junction 5 (Raith Interchange) - Geograph - 1617923.jpg
The Interchange looking south.
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Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Three Level Stacked Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M74, A725
Junctions related to the A725

The Raith Interchange was opened in 1968 as junction 5 on the M74. When the junction numbering was reversed in 1986 (see M74 and A74(M) History) each junction n became 10-n, so Raith's number remained the same.

It originally served the A725 to the east and the B7012 to the west. As East Kilbride grew, the B7012 was consumed into the A725.

A third layer has been added to the junction by putting the A725 in a cutting under both the roundabout and the M74 mainline, realigning the west side of the roundabout westward and abolishing the smaller at-grade roundabout which was adjacent to the south-west.

1956 OS 1:25k map of the area

The junction was named after what appears to be a farm, visible on earlier mapping of the area, and was approximately located underneath where the northbound exit slip road from the M74 now is.


Route To Notes


Glasgow, Stirling (M73)


Carlisle (A74)


Hamilton, Uddingston (B7071), E. Kilbride


Bellshill (B7070), Coatbridge, Edinburgh (A8)
Strathclyde Park


Raith Interchange
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M74 north of Junction 5 (Raith Interchange) - Geograph - 1617923.jpg
Junctions on the M74 & A74(M)
M74M8 (22) Plantation Road • M8 (21) Seaward Street • 1 Kingston • 1A Polmadie Road • 2 Cambuslang Road • 2A Fullarton Road • 3 Carmyle Avenue • 3A Daldowie • 4 Maryville • 5 Raith • 6 Hamilton • 7 Larkhall • 8 Canderside Toll • Draffan • 9 Junction 9 • 10 Wellburn • 11 Poniel • 12 Millbank • 13 Abington
A74(M)13 Abington • 14 (North) Crawford • 14 (South) Elvanfoot • 15 Beattock • 16 Johnstonebridge • 17 Lockerbie North • 18 Lockerbie South • 19 Ecclefechan • 20 Eaglesfield • 21 Kirkpatrick Fleming • 22 Gretna • M6 (45) Guards Mill

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