|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.1 miles (6.6 km)|
|Meets:||B983, A92, A944|
|Former Number(s):||B985, A974, B9119|
|Route outline (key)|
The highest numbered A road in the UK, the A9119 is one of the main routes radiating out of Aberdeen.
The road begins in the city centre just round the corner from His Majesty's Theatre, at aroundabout junction with Denburn Road, and heads west along Skene Street. It carries straight on along Carden Place and becomes Queen's Road at the Queen's Roundabout. It crosses the A92 and continues through the suburbs, passing 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 A9119.