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A968 (Lerwick - Sumburgh)

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A968
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From:Lerwick (HU467417)
To:Sumburgh (HU403099)
Length:24.4 miles (39.3 km)
Met: A969, B9073, B9122
Former Number(s):B9071
Now part of:A970
Traditional Counties

Zetland

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A968 Lerwick - Sumburgh
This article is about the original A968, from Lerwick to Sumburgh.
For the current A968 from Hillside to Haroldswick, see A968
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Looking north along the A970 (former A968)

The A968 is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Lerwick - Channerwick. It started on the A969 in the centre of Lerwick and headed south along the east coast of Mainland to Channerwick, where it morphed into the B9071.

By 1932 the A968 had been extended further south by about half as much again along the whole of the ex-B9071 to reach Sumburgh, where it ended in the centre of town, thus connecting Shetland's capital to its southernmost point.

The entire A968 was renumbered as a southern extension of the A970 after World War II. The route number was moved north around the same time to create a new A road across Yell and Unst. Sumburgh's airport has since severed the southern end of the old A968 and a new road built around the airport runway.



A968 (Lerwick - Sumburgh)
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North along the A970 (C) Stuart Wilding - Geograph - 1062997.jpg
Other nearby roads
LerwickA969 • A970 • B9072 • B9073 • C101 (Shetland) • C104 (Shetland) • C105 (Shetland) • C106 (Shetland) • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1
ShetlandA968 • A969 • A970 • A971 • B9071 • B9071 (Channerwick - Sumburgh) • B9072 • B9073 • B9074 • B9075 • B9076 • B9076 (Bridge of Walls - Sandness) • B9077 (Shetland) • B9078 • B9078 (Brae - Hillswick) • B9079 • B9079 (Orbister - Burra Voe) • B9080 (Bay of Ulsta - Cambs) • B9081 • B9082 • B9083 • B9084 • B9085 (Shetland) • B9086 • B9087 • B9088 • B9122
A900-A999
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