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Auchtertyre Junction

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Auchteryre Junction
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Location
Auchtertyre
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A87, A890
Junctions related to the A890

Auchteryre Junction is the junction of the A87 and the A890 near the Hamlet of the same name. The modern junction is a wide give way fork, with the A87 maintaining the mainline, situated a short distance to the east of the original junction. The A890 turns north west, climbing immediately as it heads up the hill into Gleann Udalain. The A87 through the junction runs a long a short straight, with a central turning lane for traffic turning right onto the A890. There are a number of additional warning signs to highlight the junction, presumably due to accidents in the past where people took advantage of the straight without realising the junction was there.

The old junction still survives in Auchtertyre itself, albeit barely recognisable as all three arms of the original junction have been changed, two of them closed up, and a new road built to connect to the new line of the A87. Indeed, with the addition of new kerb lines and give way markings there is little to suggest the history of the junction to the casual observer.

Routes

Route To Notes

A87

Kyle of Lochalsh

A87

An Gearasdan / Fort William, Inbhir Nis / Inverness

A890

Gearrloch / Gairloch, Loch Carran / Loch Carron




Auchtertyre Junction
Junctions on the A87
Invergarry Bridge  • Bunloyne Junction  • Shiel Bridge  • Auchtertyre Junction  • Kyle of Lochalsh  • Kyleakin Roundabout  • Skulamus Junction  • Broadford Junction  • Sligachan Hotel  • Portree  • Borve Junction  • Uig


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