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From:  Aberdeen (NJ936064)
To:  Kingswells (NJ875060)
Distance:  4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Meets:  B983, A92, A944
Former Number(s):  B985, A974, B9119
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A9119 Aberdeen – near Kingswells


The highest numbered A road in the UK, the A9119 is one of the main routes radiating out of Aberdeen.

The road begins on the B986 at the Woolmanhill Roundabout in front of the former Royal Infirmary the city centre. It heads south initially on Woolmanhill and then curves round to run west along Skene Street, the initial spell of grand facades quickly giving way to parkland and tower blocks. Skene Street becomes Carden Place, lined with elegant villas set back in gardens and then Queen's Road at the Queen's Roundabout. The villas continue albeit interspersed with modern flats, across the next roundabout where it crosses the A92. It then curves around the southern end of the now flooded Rubislaw Quarry and continues through the suburbs, before finally reaching the edge of the city and becoming Skene Road.

Continuing west, the route passes Hazlehead Park and the golf course, to meet the A944 at a roundabout. A filter lane bypassing the roundabout has been built for westbound traffic, however, becoming lane 1 of the A944.


Originally, the length of road now known as the A9119 was the B985 along Skene Street and Carden Place in Aberdeen, then the A944 from the Albyn Place junction westwards to the present route of the A944. By 1932 the A974 had taken on the entire route between the A944 and A97. The A974 was downgraded in the 1970s and the B9119 was extended east to Westhill and the A944. See the B9119 article for more history.

More recently the A944 was rerouted in Aberdeen and so the B9119 was extended along part of that road's route and the entire length of the B985 to its present eastern terminus in the city centre. In 2019, following the opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, a major renumbering of routes in Aberdeen was planned, as part of the North East Roads Hierarchy Study. This came into effect in 2020, with the B9119 east of the Kingswells "switchback" roundabout with the A944 being renumbered as the A9119.

Other nearby roads
NCN1 • NCN195 • A90 • A92 • A93 • A96 • A943 • A944 • A945 • A946 • A947 • A956 • A974 • A978 • A9011 • A9012 • A9013 • A9103 • Angus Coastal Tourist Route • B979 • B982 (Aberdeen) • B983 • B983 (Wapping Street - North Anderson Drive) • B984 • B984 (Mastrick - Bucksburn) • B985 • B985 (Carden Place) • B985 (Union Street - Westburn Road) • B986 • B987 (Aberdeen) • B988 • B988 (Justice Street) • B989 • B990 • B991 • B991 (Bedford Road) • B997 • B999 • B9077 • B9119 • C127C (Aberdeen) • C154C (Aberdeen) • C155C (Aberdeen) • C156C (Aberdeen) • C157C (Aberdeen) • C158C (Aberdeen) • C159C (Aberdeen) • C20C (Aberdeen) • C21C (Aberdeen) • C48C (Aberdeen) • C5K (Aberdeen) • C88C (Aberdeen) • C8K (Aberdeen) • Deeside Tourist Route • E120 (Old System) • EuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 12 • Highland Tourist Route • North East 250 • North East Coastal Trail • T30 (Britain) • T100 (Britain)
A7000-A7999A7002 • A7066 • A7071
A8000-A8999A8000 • A8001 • A8002 • A8003 • A8004 • A8005 • A8006 • A8010 • A8011 • A8014 • A8015 • A8082
A9000-A9999A9000 • A9011 • A9012 • A9013 • A9103 • A9119

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