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|Maintained by Transport Scotland|
|Length||33.0 mi (53.1 km)|
J1a → M90 motorway
J7 → M876 motorway
J8 → M876 motorway
J9 → M80 motorway
|Counties||Edinburgh, West Lothian, Falkirk, Stirling|
| Edinburgh Airport |
The M9 is a major motorway in Scotland. It runs from the outskirts of Edinburgh, bypassing the towns of Linlithgow, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Stirling to end at Dunblane.
The first section was Polmont and Falkirk Bypass which opened on 28 August 1968  This was followed by the Newbridge Bypass which opened on 25 November 1970,  the third section Lathalllan to Muriehall (Linlithgow), which joined the two together opened on 18 December 1972 
The road is approximately 30 miles (48 km) long, and runs in a roughly north-west direction from the M8. It meets the A8 at Newbridge – a traffic blackspot before the junction was grade separated. Its next junction is with the M90, the first part of which used to be a spur of the M9 towards the Forth Road Bridge. This spur ended at the single carriageway A8000 road 2 miles (3.2 km) short of the bridge, but was extended in September 2007 to meet the A90 at Scotstoun. 
The road shares space with 1 mile (1.6 km) of the M876 en route to the Kincardine Bridge east of Stenhousemuir, at this point the motorway has 3 lanes in each direction, making it the most northerly stretch of motorway in the UK to be 3 lanes wide. At Stirling it meets the M80 (junction 9 of both motorways), taking over the main route through the Carse of Lecropt to the final roundabout at Dunblane. From there, the A9 runs all the way to Thurso. Moto services are located at the M9/M80 junction, accessed via a roundabout which allows access to all routes. 
This article contains a bulleted list or table of intersections which should be presented in a properly formatted junction table.(December 2021)
|Northbound exits||Junction||Southbound exits|
|Start of motorway||M8 J2|| Glasgow, Livingston M8 |
| Edinburgh Airport A8 |
Broxburn, Uphall, Bathgate A89
|J1 (Newbridge)||Edinburgh Airport A8 |
|Queensferry Crossing, Perth, Dundee M90||J1a (Kirkliston)||Queensferry Crossing, Perth, Dundee M90, Aberdeen A90|
|No access||J2 (Old Philpstoun)||Uphall B8046|
Forth Road Bridge, Kincardine Bridge A904
| Linlithgow A803 |
|J3 (Linlithgow)||No access|
| Bathgate, Livingston A801 |
|J4 (Lathallan)|| Bathgate, Livingston A801|
Linlithgow A803, Kirkliston B9080
|Grangemouth, Falkirk A905||J5 (Beancross)||Grangemouth, Bo'ness A905|
|No access||J6 (Earlsgate)||Grangemouth, Falkirk A905|
|Kincardine Bridge M876||J7 (Kinnaird House)||Kincardine Bridge M876|
|Glasgow M876||J8 (Hill of Kinnaird)||No access|
|Stirling A91||J9 (Bannockburn)|| Denny A872|
Glasgow, Carlisle M80
|Stirling, Callander, Crianlarich A84||J10 (Craigforth)||Stirling A84|
| Perth, Inverness A9 |
Bridge of Allan A9
|J11 (Keir) |
|Start of motorway|
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