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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Location
Bothwell, Lanarkshire
County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M74, A725
Junctions related to the A725
Coatbridge Roundabout • Shawhead Junction

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.

Routes

Route To Notes

M74

Glasgow, Stirling (M73)

M74

Carlisle (A74)

A725

Hamilton, Uddingston (B7071), E. Kilbride

A725

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

Links

Roads.org.uk




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