A955

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A955
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From: Kirkcaldy (NT290926)
To: Leven Bypass (NO384007)
Via: Leven
Length: 8.9 miles (14.3 km)
Meets:  A921, B928, B929, B930, B931, B932, B933, A915
Former Number(s): B927, B931
Old route now: B931, B932
Highway Authorities

Fife

Traditional Counties

Fife

Route outline (key)
A955 Kirkcaldy - Leven Bypass

Route

The A955 forms part of the Fife coast road. It starts on a junction with the A921 on the seafront at Kirkcaldy, next to Ravenscraig Castle and park. The A921 used to be the A92 before a Kirkcaldy bypass was built. The A955 heads north-east to Leven and is never more than a mile from the Firth of Forth.

Kirkcaldy - Leven Bypass

East Wemyss

Heading out of Kirkcaldy, we pass junctions for the B928 and B929 and pass through the villages of Coaltown of Wemyss and East Wemyss. Into the town of Buckhaven, we have a junction with the B930 followed by the B931. We now take a more inland route around Methil and through Innterleven. Halfway along this route we have a junction with the B932, which loops through Methil, crossing the B931 and meeting us again at a roundabout just before the bridge over the River Leven, where the B931 is also met again.

Across the bridge, the B933 comes in from the north. The original route of the A955 through Leven is now pedestrianised, so the road now loops around along the seafront, before heading back inland, picking up its original route, before terminating on a roundabout with the A915 on the northern edge of Leven.

It is interesting to note that along its 9-mile course, the A955 has junctions with 6 consecutively numbered B roads (the B928, B929, B930, B931, B932, B931, B932 and B933) and no other A roads.

History

The A955 was the first new Class I road in the 9 zone to be given its number after the original classification in 1922, suggesting it dates to the early 1920s itself.

To begin with, it took over the southern half of the B927, running from the original A92 (now A921) in Kirkcaldy along the coast to Leven before turning inland to end on the A915.

However, in the mid-1970s, and shown on the 1976 OS Landranger map, the road was rerouted inland along part of the B931 to bypass Methil. The old road became the B931 through Buckhaven then the B932 through Methil. The centre of Leven has also been bypassed, with the old road now unclassified.




A955
RoadsFife Coastal Tourist Route
PlacesKirkcaldy
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