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Renton Junction

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Renton Junction
Location Map ( geo)
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Location
Renton
County
Dunbartonshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
limited access GSJ
Roads Joined
A82, A812, B857
The name of this Junction / Bridge may not be accurate because
No official name known

The Junction at Renton, northwest of Dumbarton is where the A82 Alexandria Bypass crosses the one-time route of the A82, more recently the A812. The D2 A82 is banked up from the bridge over the River Leven, in order to find a relatively level route on the hill to the west of Alexandria. As a result, it sails over the top of the old road, with slip roads dropping down to meet the A812 and B857. These sliproads allow full access to/from the eastbound carriageway, but there is only an exit from the northbound carriageway. Whilst on a map it seems relatively easy to fix this, and so create a full-access junction, the gradients around the junction make it very difficult.

The sliproads were newly built as part of the bypass scheme, and are classified as part of the A82, despite their combined length being almost equal to the entire A812! The slips meet the A812 at simple give-way junctions. To the north, the former A812 is now the B857 through Renton. Curiously, neither the A812 not Dumbarton are signed from the A82, traffic for the town instead directed off at Barloan Toll to the east.

Routes

Route To Notes

A82

Crianlarich, Stirling (A811),

A82

Glasgow, Erskine Bridge (A898)

A812

Dumbarton not signed

B857

Renton Bracketed on A82 signage as sliproads reach A812





Renton Junction
Related Pictures
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Other nearby junctions
Dumbarton
Features of the A82 Corridor
Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
Associated Routes: A805 • A829 • A876 • A8005 • B810 • B848 • B863 • B8040
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge • Balloch Bridge • Luss Bridge • White Bridge • Ba Bridge • Kingshouse Bridge • The Study • Achnambeithach Bridge • Ballachulish Bridge • Righ Bridge • Corran Ferry • Kiachnish Bridge • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
JunctionsCharing Cross • Anniesland Cross • Kilbowie Roundabout • Old Kilpatrick • Dunglas Roundabout • Dumbarton Fork • Barloan Toll • Lomondgate Roundabout • Renton Junction • Stoneymollan Roundabout • Arden • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Bridge of Orchy • Glencoe Crossroads • Ballachulish Roundabout • North Ballachulish • Corran Ferry • West End Roundabout • An Aird • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Commando Memorial • Invergarry Bridge • Fort Augustus • Invermoriston • Drumnadrochit • Tomnahurich Roundabout • Telford Street Roundabout • Harbour Road Roundabout • Longman Roundabout
DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness


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