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Whitburn Interchange

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Whitburn Interchange
Location Map ( geo)
A801 joins the M8 at junction 4 (C) Stuart Logan - Geograph - 2494505.jpg
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Location
Pottishaw
County
West Lothian
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M8, A801
Junctions related to the A801

Whitburn Interchange is junction 4 on the M8 and was opened in September 1969 as part of the section of M8 usually referred to as Dechmont to Whitburn. Dechmont is junction 3 but it would be wrong to conclude that the west end of this section was at junction 4.

The first section of the M8 to open was the Harthill bypass in November 1964 but it initially reached neither west to junction 5 nor east to junction 4. The short westward extension to junction 5 opened in 1965, but until 1969 the east end of the M8 remained more than a mile west of junction 5, with a temporary connection to the roundabout at the A706/B8084 (then A8/A706) junction just north of the motorway and north of Whitburn town centre.

Routes

Route To Notes

M8

Glasgow

M8

Livingston, Edinburgh

A801

Bathgate (B7002), Armadale (A89), Falkirk M9

A801

Whitburn, Blackburn (A705), Seefield, West Calder (B792)

Fastlink

Carlisle




Whitburn Interchange
Related Pictures
View gallery (2)
A801 joins the M8 at junction 4 (C) Stuart Logan - Geograph - 2494505.jpgM8 westbound - Geograph - 2957159.jpg
Junctions on the M8
Hermiston • Newbridge • 2 Claylands • 3 Detchmont • 3A Starlaw • 4 Whitburn  • 4A Heartlands • 5 Shotts • 6 Newhouse • 6A Chapelhall • 7 Eurocentral • 7A Shawhead • 8 Baillieston • 9 Easterhouse Rd • 10 Westerhouse Rd • 11 Stepps Rd • 12 Cumbernauld Rd • 13 Provan • 14 Blochairn • 15 Townhead • 16 Dobbies Loan • Port Dundas • 17 & 18 Charing Cross • 18 & 19 Anderston • 20 West Street • 21 Seaward St • 22 Plantation Rd • 23 Dumbreck Rd • 24 Helen St • 25 Cardonald • 25A Braehead • 26 Hillington • 27 Arkleston • 28 Glasgow Airport • 28A & 29 St James' • 29A Southbar • 30 Craigton • 31 West Ferry


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