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A978

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A978
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Old Aberdeen (NJ942084)
To:  Holburn Junction, Aberdeen (NJ933057)
Via:  Kittybrewster
Distance:  2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Meets:  A956, B991, A96, B986, A9012, A9011, A944, B983, B9119, A9013
Highway Authorities

Aberdeen

Traditional Counties

Aberdeenshire

Route outline (key)
A978 Old Aberdeen - Aberdeen

The A978 forms part of an inner bypass for Aberdeen. Although the southern section of the road, connecting back to the A956 to the south of the city centre, appears to be missing, the A978 does have both ends on the original line of the A92, hence no further section of the A978 was deemed necessary.

The road starts at the School Road/St Machar Drive roundabout on the A956 King Street in Old Aberdeen. It progresses westward along and up St Machar Drive, passing the University of Aberdeen before meeting the B991 Bedford Road at a roundabout. It continues west from here, passing St Machar Academy, up to a roundabout with the A96. It crosses over the A96 here and now progresses south west along Leslie Road, passing the University of Aberdeen's Hilton Campus before reaching the surprisingly small Six Roads Roundabout, which is the junction with the A9012 and three unclassified roads.

Craigie Loanings

The road then heads south along Westburn Drive, meeting the A9011 Ashgrove Road West at traffic lights, then meets the A944 Westburn Drive at another set of lights. It then continues to head south, meeting the B983 Midstocket Road/Rosemount Place at lights again. The route then continues down Craigie Loanings and onto Albert Street, before having to TOTSO right onto Victoria Street then left at a T-junction onto Alford Place. It ends on the A9013 at the signalised Union Street/Holburn junction.

It should be noted that the A978 is signed from the A956, but nowhere else along the route, except for a sign giving distances on St Machar Drive westbound. There was once a similar distance sign on Leslie Road, along with a signpost on the Six Roads roundabout, but these have been replaced with generic white signs indicting the route to Old Aberdeen and the University. There is definitely no mention on the ground anywhere south of the Six Roads roundabout.

Original Author(s): Michael Anazapela



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Craigie Loanings, Aberdeen (C) Bill Harrison - Geograph - 3890486.jpgA9013 Union Street-Holburn Street Junction - Coppermine - 2085.jpg
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