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A937

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A937
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From:  Laurencekirk (NO726723)
To:  Montrose (NO716595)
Distance:  9.9 miles (15.9 km)
Meets:  A90, B9120, A90, B974, A92
Former Number(s):  A94
Highway Authorities

Aberdeenshire • Angus

Traditional Counties

Angus • Kincardineshire

Route outline (key)
A937 Lawrencekirk - Montrose

The A937 is a relatively short A-road in east Scotland, connecting Laurencekirk and Montrose.

Route

The road starts at the north end of the A90 Laurencekirk bypass and heads south through the town. This section of road was originally the A94 before the bypass was built (and indeed A94 was the original number of the bypass). The route through the town is long and straight, leading from Aberdeen Road onto the High Street. At the south end of town, a bend to the left marks the original start of the A937, with the old A94 route now relegated to a side turning. The road now heads south across a field to meet the bypass again, crossing the dual-carriageway A90 at grade. The planners must have thought that Laurencekirk does not produce enough traffic to warrant building GSJs, as the junction at the north end of the A937 is also only marked by a gap in the A90's central reservation.

North Craigo

Leaving the A90 behind, the A937 continues in a vaguely southerly direction although heads slightly westwards to avoid the hills to the east. After passing a summit of over 100m at Dykelands, it sweeps down the hill, passing between fields, to the pretty village of Marykirk. So far the road has enjoyed some long straights, but it narrows as it winds through the village, meeting the B974 which heads back north, and then turning to cross the River North Esk (which marks the county boundary) at Marykirk Bridge. On the south bank it passes under the railway line, before turning sharply left to run parallel to the railway, diverging a little as it passes through North Craigo (which lies south of Craigo!).

Heading south east now, the road undulates gently through farmland, and passes some blocks of woodland, before curving around the village of Hillside (as it always has done), which lies spread out on the hillside above. This bypass has always existed, although the village has grown to absorb the road. A sweeping left hander takes the route from Marykirk Road onto Loan Dykes, and so under the railway once more and out of the village. There are now, however, only a couple of fields left before Montrose is reached, the A937 entering on Coronation Avenue and curving round to the south to end on the A92 at a sharp, but spacious fork junciton controlled by Traffic lights.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Montrose - Laurencekirk





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Brechin Road - Geograph - 942664.jpgLaurencekirk.jpgA937 at North Craigo.jpgMarykirk Bridge (A937) over the North Esk - Geograph - 4542003.jpgA937 at Craigo East Lodge.jpeg
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