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Twechar Roundabout

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Twechar Roundabout
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Location
Cumbernauld
County
Dunbartonshire
Highway Authority
East Dunbartonshire • North Lanarkshire
Junction Type
Roundabout
Junctions related to the B8048
Approaching from the south east

Twechar Roundabout is the northern part of a double roundabout junction which straddles the railway line on the western fringes of Cumbernauld. The railway line here also forms the council boundary, and so while East Dunbartonshire name almost all of their roundabouts, North Lanarkshire do not appear to be so thorough, meaning that the southern roundabout has no known name. For that reason, and the fact that they effectively work as a single junction, both will be considered here. The two roundabouts appear to have been built at the same time, as development of Cumbernauld New Town expanded westwards, and both replaced older T junctions.

The northern roundabout sees the B8048 approach from Kirkintilloch to the west and turn south across the railway bridge. An unclassified route doubles back on itself to the north and leads to Twechar itself. All three arms have two approach lanes for turning traffic, and a field gate forms a fourth signed exit from the roundabout to the north.

The southern roundabout also has three arms, and turns the B8048 from north to east as it continues its journey into Cumbernauld. The unclassified Mollins Road heads south past a series of industrial areas encloaked in woodland, while there is again a field gate leading off the roundabout, this time on the western side and unsigned.

Routes

Route To Notes

B8048

Kirkintilloch, Blackwood, Smithstone

B8048

Airdrie (A73), Cumbernauld
Twechar
Stirling, Westfield, Glasgow (M80)




Twechar Roundabout
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