The A993 runs through Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth, creating a short cut for the A904 which runs through the centre of the town. The road was created in the late 1960s as an upgrade of the B9110, using existing and realigned roads, and provides relief for the convoluted A904.
Approaching the western end of the A993
At its eastern end, it starts on a junction in Muirhouses with the A904, which turns right to head into the centre of town. We wind in a westerly direction, laregly through a residential area and after about 1½ miles, we cross the A706, which terminates a short distance to the north on the A904 in Bo'ness town centre. After another mile, we come to the western end and the other junction with the A904 where the A993 ends. As if to keep traffic out of town the A993 has priority at both ends with the A904 having to TOTSO. It is therefore strange that the old road number still goes through the centre of Bo'ness with the bypass having a different number.