|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Whinhill, Alloa (NS901927)|
|Distance:||0.6 miles (1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The original route of the B909 was a near-straight 590-metre run SSE from the A908 at Keilarsbrae to the site of the Gaberston turnpike on the A907 Clackmannan Road. However, this was severed by the re-opening in 2008 of the Alloa to Kincardine railway line and the closure of the Hilton Road level crossing. To compensate for this closure, a new road was built, including a new bridge over the railway and a new roundabout at the southern end. The northernmost 50 or so metres, connecting to the Carsebridge Roundabout on the A908 remain unchanged.
The present route follows a more sinuous south-easterly route from the Carsebridge roundabout to a new bridge over the railway near the site of the former Whinhill Pit and the new Parkmill roundabout junction with a realigned A907 some 500 m closer to Clackmannan than the old turning. The new road is a wide S2 throughout, but in stead of the more normal space on the outside of the carriageways, the extra width is taken up by a hatched out centre strip, varying slightly in width, and with dashed edges.
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