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Sandyford Toll Roundabout

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Sandyford Toll
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Location
East of Prestwick Airport
County
Ayrshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A77, B742

Sandyford Toll lies on the Ayr bypass, and is a historic junction which has been changed and complicated by the construction of the bypass. Historically, it was a crossroads where the B742 terminated on the A719, with an unclassified road continuing north west - a road which was later cut off by the construction of Prestwick Airport. With the construction of the bypass, a roundabout was built and the A77 arrived from the north, taking over the former A719 route to the south. The roundabout is a 4-arm junction, but it is not what you might expect.

The roundabout has been built a short distance to the west of the old junction, in order to avoid demolishing a farm, and the A77 now passes through from north to south as a dual carriageway. The old unclassified road has been diverted a little to meet the roundabout, and now accesses a couple of farms lying on the perimeter of the airport. To the east, there is a single exit, which runs directly to the old junction. Here, the A719 turns off and heads north, whilst the B742 continues east. Nothing wrong with that, except that according to the signage at the roundabout, it is the B742 which leaves the roundabout, and so the A719 techincally multiplexes with the B road for the few metres between the junctions. Of course, mapping shows the more sensible option, and doubtless the councils own records also contradict the signage.

Routes

Route To Notes

A77

Ayr, Stranraer Former A719

A77

Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Greenock (A78), Prestwick (A79)

A719

Galston Reached via B742

B742

Mossblown, Annbank
Sandyford Road, unsigned




Sandyford Toll Roundabout
Other nearby junctions
Ayr
Junctions on the A77
Glasgow Central • Eastwood Toll  • Malletsheugh Interchange  • Kingswell Interchange  • Galston Junction • M77 J7  • M77 J8  • Kilmarnock Bypass Interchange • Meiklewood Interchange  •
Dutch House Roundabout  • Sandyford Toll Roundabout  • Whitletts Roundabout  • Holmston Roundabout  • Bankfield Roundabout  • Maybole Road Junction • Hogg's Corner  •
Turnberry Junction • Bridgemill Roundabout • Innermessan Junction • Lewis Street Roundabout • Corner House


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