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A974
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From:Westhill (NJ843062)
To:Ordie (NJ448020)
Length:27.8 miles (44.7 km)
Met: A944, B979, B9125, B977, B993, A980, B9094, B9119, A97
Former Number(s):B974
Now part of:A944, B9119
Traditional Counties

Aberdeenshire

Route outline (key)
A974 Westhill - Ordie

Route

The B9119 (former A974) near Drumlasie

The A974 was a cross-country A-road in south Aberdeenshire.

Starting on the A944 at Westhill, a few miles west of Aberdeen, the road continued more-or-less due west, initially across flat land. After crossing the B977 in Echt the terrain became more hilly and the road more winding to avoid steep gradients. Continuing west, the A980 was crossed at Mill Maud after which the road ran southwards through the village of Tarland. A couple of miles further on, back on the flat land, the road ended on the A97 just to the north of Ordie, where it also met the B9119.

History

Originally numbered B974, the road was upgraded to Class I status without changing its number in the mid-1920s. The road survived until at least the 1960s before being downgraded to Class II status, becoming an extension of the B9119. The easternmost section, in Westhill, is now part of the A944 owing to road improvements in the area.



A974
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