M876 motorway

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M876 motorway
Route information
Length: 8.0 mi (12.9 km)
Existed: 1980 – present
Major junctions
From: Dennyloanhead
  UK-Motorway-M80.svg
M80 motorway Junction 8
UK-Motorway-M9.svg
M9 motorway Junctions 7 and 8
To: Bowtrees near Kincardine Bridge
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Kincardine Bridge, Falkirk
Road network

The M876 motorway is a motorway in Scotland. The motorway runs from Denny to Airth in the Falkirk council area, forming an approach road to the Kincardine Bridge. It was opened in 1980.

The road is 8 miles (13 km) long. It begins by turning off junction 8 (formerly junction 5 until 2011) the M80 and bypasses Falkirk and Stenhousemuir. It is one of only three motorways in the UK which form a concurrency with another motorway, the M9 which it then leaves again and continues for 1 mile (1.6 km) before becoming the A876.[1]

The original Kincardine Bridge was supplemented in 2008 by a second bridge, (the Clackmannanshire Bridge) for traffic towards Alloa. As part of the works, the terminal roundabout Bowtrees Roundabout was replaced with a grade separated junction, and the A876 beyond the junction has been upgraded to dual carriageway standard .

Junctions[edit]

M876 motorway
Westbound Junction Eastbound
Glasgow, Cumbernauld M80 M80 J8 Start of motorway
Falkirk, Denny A883 J1 Falkirk, Denny A883
No exit J2 Stenhousemuir, Larbert A88
Stirling M9 M9 J8 No exit
Edinburgh, Falkirk, Livingston, Bathgate A801 M9 M9 J7 Edinburgh, Grangemouth M9
Start of motorway J3 Kincardine Bridge A876
Grangemouth A905
Airth A905

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Headline Projects | Transport Scotland

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing