A9/Stirling - Perth

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
< A9
Jump to: navigation, search
A9
Location Map ( geo)
Cameraicon.png View gallery (31)
From:  Causewayhead, Stirling (NS803955)
To:  Perth (NO085248)
Via:  Dunblane, Auchterarder
Distance:  33 miles (53.1 km)
Meets:  A907, M9, A820, A822, A823, A824, M90, A93, A85
Old route now:  B8033, B824
Highway Authorities

Transport Scotland • Stirling

Counties

Stirlingshire • Perthshire

Route outline (key)
Arrownorth.jpg North Strathtay
A9 Dunblane - Perth
A9 Causewayhead - Dunblane
South Arrowsoutheast.jpg Edinburgh - Stirling
South | North

Causewayhead is the historic start point of the old Military road from Stirling Castle west to Inveraray and Fort William, a route that is initially followed by the A84 and A85 today. The first few miles to Keir Roundabout are still the traditional A9 route, but from there to Perth, the whole route has been upgraded to dual carriageway, and much of it is offline leaving the B8033 to pass through Dunblane and the A824 through Auchterarder.

The old A9 through Dunblane

The A9 from Dunblane to Perth is a new build dating from the late 70s up to the early 90s. It is the first section of the route to be a Primary, Trunk route, and also marks the start of the main dualled sections. The road starts at the Keir Roundabout at the northern end of the M9 and bypasses Dunblane to the west. The old route still passes through the town, partially dualled and classed as the B8033. This then leads back to the A9, where the sliproads to the southbound carriageway are on the old road line, whcih can be seen continuing in the field beyond for a short distance. The A9 is then an online upgrade until Greenloaning where it deviates again.

The long straight up to Greenloaning follows the line of an old military road (given its straightness) and ends with a kink as the A824 slip leaves, the A9 making a very short bypass of its old route through the village. There are plenty of at grade junctions leading to farms and private houses before and after Greenloaning, not least at the far end of this bypass. The fork junction into Greenloaning marks the old road which is briefly the A822, before turning to the right and leading back to the A9. Parts of the old A9 may survive as access roads to the north, but it is not until the B8081 is reached at Blackford that the old and new roads separate again. The A9 bypasses the village to the south, with a full access at-grade junction at the western end, and an eastbound on-slip only to the east.

After Blackford the A9 turns north at the grade-separated Gleneagles junction with the A823 station at a grade separated junction. A couple of kinks have been ironed out as the road passes between the Station and the golf course, before the A9 forks right at the at-grade fork with the A824. This is the start of the Auchterarder Bypass, where the A824 has been rerouted to follow the old A9 route through the town, and Aberuthven beyond. The A824 rejoins the A9 at another at-grade fork to the east.

The old Dalreoch Bridge

The next section of the A9 follows the Strathearn Valley but has to climb out to the north before the land makes it too tough to reach Perth. Both the old and newroutes cross the River Earn on their respective bridges at Dalreoch and head up the "Cairnie Braes" with a 10% gradient heading south. The old road takes a series of bends before the bridge, and then up the hill to reach to the new line at the top at the B934 at Upper Cairnie. The new road has had a somewhat steadier climb, with only minimal earthworks to ease progress.

The B934 meets at another at-grade junction, and we're onto the last few miles to Perth. The new road takes a long sweeping bend around Crossgates, where the old route is now an unclassified road through trees, looping back on to the A9. Old maps suggest a similar, but shorter, realignment has occurred a mile or so further on, but there is little evidence on the ground. The old A9 then remains in use until the Broxden Roundabout. Here, the A9 turns left and bypasses Perth while the old road becomes the A93 into the city. Average speed cameras were installed on the route in 2014 to try and reduce the high speeds to protect the right turn junctions on the road.

History

The Dual carriageway and associated bypasses were built In stages. The Final Bypass to be built was Dunblane in December 1990 and the final dualling was between Greenloaning and Blackford in the early 1990s. One of the first sections to be upgraded and the first high speed dual carriageway built on the A9 was between Dunblane and Greenloaning in the mid 1960s.

Links

legislation.gov.uk

South | North



A9
SectionsA9/Aviemore - Tore • A9/Caithness • A9/Drumochter Pass • A9/Easter Ross • A9/Edinburgh - Stirling • A9/Strathspey • A9/Strathtay • A9/Sutherland
ProjectsSpringfield Link Road
JunctionsAbbots Road Roundabout • Abbotsford Park Roundabout • Aberuthven Junction • Airthrey Roundabout • Ardullie Roundabout • Auchterarder Junction • Ballinluig Junction • Bankfoot Junction • Bog Roundabout • Broxden Roundabout • Bruar Junction • Cadgers Brae Roundabout • Calvine Junction • Camelon Roundabout • Carrbridge Junction • Causewayhead Roundabout • Clashmore Junction • Craigs Roundabout • Customs Roundabout • Dalmore Junction • Daviot Bridge • Dornoch Junction • Dunblane North Junction • Dunblane West Junction • Duncanston Crossroads • Dunning Junction • Etna Road Roundabout • Evanton Junction • Fourways Roundabout (Dunblane) • Georgemas Junction • Glenbervie Interchange • Glenmorangie Junction • Granish Junction • Greencornhills Roundabout • Greenloaning Junction • Helmsdale • Icehouse Brae Roundabout • Inshes Junction • Inveralmond Roundabout • John o Groats • Keir Roundabout • Kildary Junction • Kingussie Interchange • Latheron Junction • Linden Ave Roundabout • Little Dunkeld Junctions • Loaninghead Junction • Longman Roundabout • Luncarty Bridge • Lynwilg Junction • Meikle Ferry Roundabout • Merchiston Roundabout • Milton of Leys Junction • Moulinearn Junction • Muir of Ord • Mungalend Roundabout • Munlochy Junction • Mybster Crossroads • Nigg Roundabout • North Kessock Junction • Pitlochry North Junction • Pitlochry South Junction • Raigmore Interchange • Ralia Junction • Rosebank Roundabout • St. Johnstone Interchange • St Ninians Roundabout • Struie Junction • Tain Junction • The Mound Junction • Tomatin Junction • Tore Roundabout • Trinafour Junction • Wade Bridge Junction • Wallace Roundabout • Westfield Roundabout
ServicesBroxden services
CrossingsA9 Dulnain Bridge • A9 Garry Bridge • A9 Spey Bridge • A9 Tummel Bridge • Allt Geallaidh Bridge • Almond Bridge • Alvie Bridge • Bannockburn Bridge • Berriedale Bridge • Bonar Bridge • Bridge of Allan • Bridge of Tilt • Brora Bridge • Carrbridge • Conon Bridge • Coronation Bridge (Pitlochry) • Cromarty Bridge • Dalmagarry Bridge • Dalnaspidal Bridge • Dalreoch Bridge • Daviot Bridge • Dornoch Firth Bridge • Dunbeath Bridge • Dunkeld Bridge • Edendon Bridge • Findhorn Bridge • Golspie Bridge • Helmsdale Bridge • Kessock Bridge • Latheronwheel Bridge • Pass of Killiecrankie • Scrabster Ferry • Slochd bridge • Stirling Bridges • Tay Bridge (Perthshire) • The Mound • Thurso Bridge • Tomatin Viaduct
RoadsA9 • C1148 (Highland) • E120 (Old System) • E15 • EuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 12 • Forth Valley Tourist Route • Highland Tourist Route • Moray Firth Tourist Route • NC500 • NCN1 • NCN7 • NCN765 • NCN77 • North and West Highlands Route • Pictish Trail • T1 (Britain)
PlacesAlness • Aviemore • Dingwall • Dunblane • Edinburgh • Falkirk • Helmsdale • Inverness • John o Groats • Linlithgow • Muir of Ord • Newtonmore • Perth • Pitlochry • Stirling • Tain • Thurso • Wick
MiscellaneousA9/Named Junctions • A9/history • A9/route • Cross Tay Link Road
Related Pictures
View gallery (182)
A9 temporary terminusAA Roadside Phone - Geograph - 1843912.jpgB - Coppermine - 4595.JPGHave a (snooker) break - Coppermine - 17461.JPGLarbert-br3.jpg
Other nearby roads
StirlingA80 • A811 • A84 • A872 • A9 • A905 • A907 • A91 • A997 • A99 (Stirling) • B8033 • B8051 • B8052 • B8078 • B823 • B824 • B907 (Causewayhead) • B907 (Logie - Powis) • B9111 (Stirling) • B9124 • B998 • C10 (Stirling) • C11 (Stirling) • C25 (Stirling) • C34 (Stirling) • C35 (Stirling) • C37 (Stirling) • C38 (Stirling) • C48 (Stirling) • C4 (Stirling) • C55 (Stirling) • C5 (Stirling) • C77 (Stirling) • C79 (Stirling) • C96 (Stirling) • Forth Valley Tourist Route • M80 • M9 • NCN76 • NCN765 • T1 (Britain) • T28 (Britain) • T94 (Britain) • T95 (Britain)
DunblaneA820 • A9 • B8033 • B824 • C83 (Stirling) • C85 (Stirling) • C86 (Stirling) • M9 • NCN765 • T1 (Britain)
PerthA85 • A9 • A90 • A912 • A920 (Perth) • A921 (Perth) • A922 (Perth) • A93 • A94 • A989 • B9112 • B9993 • C404 (Perth and Kinross) • C410 (Perth and Kinross) • C417 (Perth and Kinross) • Deeside Tourist Route • E120 (Old System) • E15 • E32 (Old System) • M85 • M90 • NCN77 • NCN775 • T1 (Britain) • T30 (Britain) • T93 (Britain)
A1-A99
The First 99           A1  •  A2  •  A3  •  A4  •  A5  •  A6  •  A7  •  A8  •  A9  • A10 • A11 • A12 • A13 • A14 • A15 • A16 • A17 • A18 • A19
A20 • A21 • A22 • A23 • A24 • A25 • A26 • A27 • A28 • A29 • A30 • A31 • A32 • A33 • A34 • A35 • A36 • A37 • A38 • A39
A40 • A41 • A42 • A43 • A44 • A45 • A46 • A47 • A48 • A49 • A50 • A51 • A52 • A53 • A54 • A55 • A56 • A57 • A58 • A59
A60 • A61 • A62 • A63 • A64 • A65 • A66 • A67 • A68 • A69 • A70 • A71 • A72 • A73 • A74 • A75 • A76 • A77 • A78 • A79
A80 • A81 • A82 • A83 • A84 • A85 • A86 • A87 • A88 • A89 • A90 • A91 • A92 • A93 • A94 • A95 • A96 • A97 • A98 • A99
Motorway sectionsA1(M): (South Mimms - Baldock • Alconbury - Peterborough • Doncaster Bypass • Darrington - Leeming • Barton - Birtley)
A3(M) • A8(M) Baillieston spur • A14(M) • A38(M) • A48(M) Cardiff spur • A57(M) • A58(M) • A64(M) • A66(M) • A74(M) • A92(M)
DefunctA1(M) Newcastle CME • A2(M) Medway Towns Bypass • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) Renfrew bypass • A14 • A18(M) • A20(M) • A36(M)
A40(M): (Westway • Denham -Stokenchurch) • A41(M) • A42 • A46(M) • A48(M): (Port Talbot bypass • Morriston bypass) • A62(M) • A88 • A99
UnbuiltA2(M) Rochester Way Relief Road • A6(M): (Western route • Eastern route) • A34(M) • A48(M) Llantrisant Radial • A59(M) • A61(M)