|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Leven Bypass (NO384007)|
|Distance:||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|
|Route outline (key)|
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
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.
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.
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.