A727 road

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A727 shield

A727
Route information
Length 5.1 mi[1] (8.2 km)
Major junctions
South end Stewartfield,_East_Kilbride
North end Darnley
Road network

The A727 road links East Kilbride and the M77 motorway northbound. It runs from junction 3 of the M77 in Darnley to the roundabout on the western edge of East Kilbride connecting the A726, otherwise known as the 'Queensway', and Stewartfield Way and Redwood Drive.

Leaving East Kilbride, the road passes through Busby, Clarkston, Giffnock, Thornliebank, Jenny Lind and Arden. It is split between dual and single carriageway, with a 2.9mile section from Peel Road/B766 junction to the Fenwick Road/Ayr Road section being single carriageway, as it passes through the villages of Busby, Clarkston and Giffnock.[2]

History[edit]

Until the 1980s, the A727 number applied to what is now the B767, north of Clarkston. In 2006, following the opening of the Glasgow Southern Orbital route, the A727 number was recreated and took over part of what was formerly numbered as the A726.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directions from S Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 5LA, UK to Nitshill Rd, Glasgow G46 8AB, UK". Google Maps. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "A727". Sabre. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 

Coordinates: 55°47′44″N 4°17′33″W / 55.79562°N 4.29246°W / 55.79562; -4.29246