B853

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B853
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From: Culcabock (NH682446)
To: Culduthel Road (NH666448)
Length: 1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Meets:  B9006, B861
Highway Authorities

Highland

Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
B853 Link in Inverness
B853 Kingsmills Road
Kingsmills Road junction

The B853 is a short route in Inverness, connecting Raigmore Hospital to the Castle in the city centre.

It starts on a small roundabout with the B9006, and heads west along the wide Culcabock Road. Dipping down to cross Inverness golf course, the route reaches traffic lights with Kingsmills Road. The next right is Annfield Road, which, despite being a TOTSO, is the continuation of the B853. More traffic lights are met at Southside Road, but there is a problem here, as the road ahead is no entry. It is, however, the B853, a one-way street - and there is no way to reach the far end of it in this direction without resorting to unclassified roads. This last section is the Old Edinburgh Road, and it runs to the B861 just up the road from the Castle.

History

The original route of the B853 met the A9 at both ends. The eastern end still starts in the same place, the A9 now being the B9006, and then ran westwards as far as Kingsmills Road, which it followed to the north. In order to avoid the steep drop into the city centre, it then had to turn east into Crown Circus. And then round Crown Road to reach the A9 again at Millburn Road. Of course, the Eastgate Centre didn't exist back then, so the two routes didn't meet underneath buildings! Although it is not certain owing to the short length of the road, it appears that the B853 was rerouted to join the B861 in the 1950s.



B853
RoadsEuroVelo 12 • NCN1
PlacesInverness
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