|Junctions related to the A811|
|Ballat Crossroads • Ballengeich • Drymen Bridge • Kings Knot Roundabout • Royal Gardens (Stirling) • Wellgreen Roundabout|
The Stoneymollan Roundabout, also known as the Balloch Roundabout, is at the northern end of the A82s Dual Carriageway from Glasgow City Centre. It is the junction of the A82 and the A811 and was constructed in the late 1970s when the Alexandria Bypass was completed, rerouting both the A82 and A811. The latter route was diverted to terminate here instead of heading south towards Dumbarton. The former route of the A82 still exists a little to the east, running through Balloch and past McDonalds. In 2005 a large metal 'sculpture' was installed in the middle of the roundabout.
The roundabout is a standard 4 arm junction, with the north, east and south arms being the main roads noted above. To the west, and hardly noticed by travellers, a side road which looks more like a driveway climbs steeply up the hillside to access the properties whose accesses were severed when the bypass was built. This is Upper Stoneymollan Road, with Lower Stoneymollan Road reached via a footbridge, or the old A82 in Balloch.
The old junction lies a little to the east, and was where the A82 met the short A813, before that number was swapped with the A811. It, too, is now a roundabout where the B857 (former A82) terminates on the A811, with the unclassified Old Luss Road continuing north through another roundabout, before coming to an end at a gate with only the cycle route passing. This junction had previously been a triangle junction, with the A813 forking to meet the A82. It seems unlikely that the roundabout was installed before the bypass.
|Luss, Tarbet, Crianlarich, Helensburgh (A831), Loch Lomond (W), Argyll Forest|
|Glasgow, Erskine Bridge (A898)|
|Stirling, Balloch, Alexandria, Loch Lomond (E), The Trossachs|
|Shieldaig Farm||Upper Stoneymollan Road|