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A972

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A972
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Kingsway East
From:Arbroath Road (NO430317)
To:Forfar Road (NO414324)
Length:1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Meets: A92, B959, B961, A929, A90
Old route now:A90
Highway Authorities

Transport Scotland

Traditional Counties

Angus

Route outline (key)
A972 Kingsway West, Dundee
A972 Kingsway East, Dundee
Dundee in 1956 showing the full length of the original A972

The A972 came into being in the late 1920s to form Kingsway, the Dundee bypass.

By 1932 the road had been built between the A923 in the west and the A92 in the east and then by the end of the decade the road had been extended west to meet the A85 and form a full bypass.

The road then remained the full length of the Kingsway, from the A85 to the A92, for many years and was gradually upgraded to dual carriageway. However, when the A90 was re-routed north to Aberdeen in the 1980s, the majority of the A972 was lost to the new number, with only the easternmost mile or so retaining the A972 number.

The original western end remains as a layby off the westbound A90, with the original A972/A85 roundabout intact but now unclassified and largely used as a lorry park.



A972
JunctionsForfar Road Crossroads • Scott Fyffe Roundabout
RoadsT30 (Britain)
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A90-A972 Junction - Coppermine - 19469.jpgDundee Kingsway - Coppermine - 20417.jpg
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