A89 road

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UK road A89.svg
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Length35.8 mi (57.6 km)
Major junctions
West end Glasgow
Major intersectionsUK-Motorway-M8.svg M8
UK road A720.svg A720
East end Newbridge
Country United Kingdom
Road network

The A89 is a trunk road in Scotland, United Kingdom. It runs from High Street, Glasgow to Newbridge in Edinburgh. It was once the A8, which has now been replaced, mostly by the M8. [1]

Within Glasgow, The Gallowgate, Shettleston Road, Baillieston Road, Glasgow Road and [Baillieston] Main Street have the A89 designation. As well as the aforementioned neighbourhoods bearing the road names, the A89 also passes through The Calton, northern Parkhead, Sandyhills and Garrowhill. Following major roadworks in the mid-2010s, the A89 now merges with the A8 Edinburgh Road (which has another meeting point at Glasgow Cross) for a short stretch near Swinton before a large roundabout leads the routes to split again, with the A8 feeding an interchange for the M8 and M73 motorways while the A89 passes under the M73 as Coatbridge Road, whereupon a further roundabout then reinstates the A8 as an alternative route along its old path, parallel to the new M8). [2] [3] [4]

Leaving Glasgow, the A89 passes through Bargeddie, Coatbridge (meeting the start of the A725, effectively the south-eastern bypass of Glasgow), Airdrie (meeting the A73), Plains, Caldercruix, Blackridge, Armadale (meeting the A801 which connects the M8 and the M9), Bathgate, Boghall, Dechmont (meeting the A899 Livingston Interchange), Uphall, Broxburn before terminating at a roundabout in Newbridge which feeds Junction 1 of the M9. At this point, the road continues east as the A8 towards Edinburgh Airport, the A720 bypass then into the city itself.

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  1. "A89". Sabre. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. Missing link to be finished on M8 motorway, BBC News, 14 December 2010
  3. "Work to start on £500m M8, M73 and M74 motorway upgrades". BBC News. 29 January 2014.
  4. M8, M73, M74 motorway improvements in Scotland, Go Construct, 21 December 2020

Coordinates: 55°52′59″N3°49′33″W / 55.88300°N 3.82584°W / 55.88300; -3.82584