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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Kirkcaldy Bypass (NT292952)
To:  Forth Road Bridge (NT123834)
Distance:  15.7 miles (25.3 km)
Meets:  A92, A915, A955, A910, A909, A90, A985, M90
Former Number(s):  A92, A985
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A921 Kirkcaldy - Forth Road Bridge
This article is about the A921 between Kirkcaldy and Inverkeithing in Fife.
For the earlier A921 that ran between Largo and Crail further east in Fife, see A921 (Largo - Crail)
For the original A921 in Perth, see A921 (Perth).

The A921 is the coast road from Kirkcaldy to the Forth Road Bridge, formerly the A92.

The road starts at the Redhouse roundabout to the North of Kirkcaldy as a short stretch of dual-carriageway which ends at the A915 roundabout, before heading southwest towards the coast, bypassing Dysart, and a roundabout with the A955. From here, the former A92 was formerly the High Street and Links Street, but now the A921 follows the Promenade, part dual-, part single-carriageway.

Pathead roundabout

At a roundabout with the B9157 (former A907) the A921 turns left and continues along the coast, as does the railway line which is crossed a number of times. The road follows the coast through Kinghorn to Burntisland, where it doubles back on itself at a mini-roundabout (the coast road has always done this - although the road ahead used to be the A909 this only went as far as the docks and the ferry across the Forth).

The next town to the west is Aberdour, after which the A921 meets the B9157 again at a roundabout, then acts as a by-pass, more by default than design, around Dalgety Bay before turning onto a genuine bypass of Inverkeithing (the A92 ended in the town centre on the A90 (now B981)). After running along what was the eastern end of the A985 past some industrial units the road meets the current route of that road and the A90 at M90 J1.

Uncertain History

A single map - an OS 1:10000 sheet from the late 1980s - shows the A921 on a different route between Burntisland and Kinghorn. This map shows the A921 entering Burntisland from the west along the former A92, Aberdour Road, as it does now. However, instead of taking the current route through the town centre, which is shown as the A909, connecting with the spur in the harbour, the A921 then follows the B923 route east towards Kinghorn. The rest of the former A92 route is left unnumbered. Unfortunately, a corresponding sheet covering Kinghorn has not yet been identified.

It is not clear if the situation shown on this map was ever genuinely the case, or if it is a mapping error, perhaps arising from a misunderstanding at the time that the new A92 route was opened.

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Other nearby roads
Forth Road Bridge
NCN1 • A90 • A92 • A823(M) • A904 • A985 • A8000 • A9000 • B800 • B907 • B924 • B980 • B981 • E15 • E32 (Old System) • EuroVelo 12 • Fife Coastal Tourist Route • Forth Valley Tourist Route • M9 • M90 • T93 (Britain)
NCN76 • A92 • A907 • A910 • A915 • A955 • A988 • B922 • B924 (Kirkcaldy) • B925 • B926 • B927 • B928 • B929 • B981 • B9157 • C48 (Fife) • C91 (Fife) • C92 (Fife) • C93 (Fife) • C94 (Fife) • C95 (Fife) • C96 (Fife) • C97 (Fife) • C98 (Fife) • C100 (Fife) • Fife Coastal Tourist Route • T92 (Britain)
A900 • A901 • A902 • A903 • A904 • A905 • A906 • A907 • A908 • A909 • A910 • A911 • A912 • A913 • A914 • A915 • A916 • A917 • A918 • A919

A920 • A921 • A922 • A923 • A924 • A925 • A926 • A927 • A928 • A929 • A930 • A931 • A932 • A933 • A934 • A935 • A936 • A937 • A938 • A939
A940 • A941 • A942 • A943 • A944 • A945 • A946 • A947 • A948 • A949 • A950 • A951 • A952 • A953 • A954 • A955 • A956 • A957 • A958 • A959
A960 • A961 • A962 • A963 • A964 • A965 • A966 • A967 • A968 • A969 • A970 • A971 • A972 • A973 • A974 • A975 • A976 • A977 • A978 • A979
A980 • A981 • A982 • A983 • A984 • A985 • A986 • A987 • A988 • A989 • A990 • A991 • A992 • A993 • A994 • A995 • A996 • A997 • A998 • A999

Defunct Itineries: A920 (Perth) • A920 (Banff) • A921 (Perth) • A921 (Fife) • A922 • A949 • A951 • A968 • A982

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