A74(M) and M74 motorways

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M74 shield

M74
Route information
Part of E05
Length40 mi (60 km)
Existed1966–present
HistoryConstructed 1966–2011
Major junctions
North endTradeston
55°51′14″N 4°16′13″W / 55.85383°N 4.270399°W / 55.85383; -4.270399 (M74 motorway (northern end))
 Junction 1.svgUK-Motorway-M8.svg
J1 → M8 motorway
Junction 4.svg UK-Motorway-M73.svg
J4 → M73 motorway
Junction 13.svg UK-Motorway-A74 (M).svg
J13 → A74(M) motorway
South endAbington
55°30′24″N 3°41′51″W / 55.5067°N 3.6974°W / 55.5067; -3.6974 (M74 motorway (southern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
Glasgow, Hamilton, East Kilbride
Road network
M73M77

A74(M) shield

A74(M)
Route information
Part of E05 and E18
Length45 mi (72 km)
Existed1991–present
HistoryConstructed 1991–1999
Major junctions
Northwest endAbington
(See M74 above.)
 Junction 13.svg UK-Motorway-M74.svg
J13 → M74 motorway
Junction 22.svg UK-Motorway-M6.svg
J22 → M6 motorway
Southeast endLongtown
54°59′51″N 3°03′22″W / 54.9975°N 3.0562°W / 54.9975; -3.0562 (A74(M) motorway (southern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
Dumfries, Carlisle
Road network

The A74(M) and M74 are two connected motorways in Scotland. They act as one motorway, usually just called the "M74". The motorway starts at the border with England. Here, the M6 motorway turns into the A74(M) motorway. The motorway connects the M6 with Glasgow and the M8. About halfway between the border with England and Glasgow, the A74(M) becomes the M74. Together, the motorways are 85 miles (137 km) long.[1]

Junctions[change | change source]

M74 motorway
Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits
Glasgow Airport M8
Kilmarnock M77
Start of motorway
Tradeston
Kinning Park
J1 Tradeston
Kinning Park
Polmadie B763
Rutherglen (A730)
J1A Polmadie B763
Rutherglen (A730)
Rutherglen, Cambuslang A724 J2 Rutherglen, Cambuslang A724
Tollcross, Rutherglen A74 J2A Tollcross
Cambuslang A74
Shettleston, Cambuslang A763 J3 No access
No access J3A Tannochside, Uddingston A721
Stirling, Kincardine Bridge M73
Uddingston, Mount Vernon A721
J4 Stirling, Kincardine Bridge, Edinburgh M73
No access Services Bothwell services
Southbound only
Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride A725

Edinburgh (A8)

J5 Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride A725

Edinburgh (A8)

Hamilton services
Northbound only
Services No access
Hamilton, Motherwell, Wishaw A723 J6 Motherwell, Wishaw, Hamilton A723
No access J7 Lanark, Larkhall A72
Kilmarnock, Edinburgh A71
Larkhall B7078
J8 Kilmarnock, Edinburgh A71
No access J9 Kirkmuirhill, Blackwood, Lesmahagow, Coalburn B7078
Lesmahagow, Kirkmuirhill, Blackwood B7078 J10 No access
No access J11/Services Edinburgh, Ayr B7078 (A70)
Happendon (Cairn Lodge) Services
Edinburgh, Ayr A70
Happendon (Cairn Lodge) Services
J12/Services No access
Road continues as M74 J13/Services Edinburgh A702
Lanark (A73)
Abington services
A74(M) motorway
Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits
Edinburgh A702
Lanark (A73)
Abington services
J13 Road continues as A74(M)
Crawford A702

Thornhill (A76), Crawfordjohn

J14 Crawford A702

Thornhill (A76), Crawfordjohn

Moffat, Dumfries A701, Selkirk (A708) J15 Dumfries, Moffat A701, Selkirk (A708)
Johnstonebridge B7076
Annandale Water Services
J16/Services Johnstonebridge B7076
Annandale Water Services
Lockerbie B7068 J17 Lockerbie B7068

Dumfries (A709)

Lockerbie B723

Dumfries (A709)

J18 No access
Ecclefechan B7076 J19 Ecclefechan B7076
Eaglesfield, Annan B722 J20 Eaglesfield, Annan, Kirtlebridge B722
Kirtlebridge, Kirkpatrick Fleming B7076
Canonbie B6357
J21 Canonbie B6357
Kirtlebridge, Kirkpatrick Fleming B7076
Gretna Green Services Services Gretna Green Services
Dumfries, Stranraer, Gretna A75 J22 Longtown (A6071)
Gretna, Gretna Green B7076
Entry into Scotland Border Entry into England
Start of A74(M) motorway M6 J45 continues as the M6 to Carlisle, Penrith and The South

References[change | change source]

  1. "M74 motorway". Glasgow's Motorways. Retrieved 19 June 2020.