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B9099

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B9099
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Luncarty (NO093291)
To:  Caputh (NO082401)
Via:  Stanley
Distance:  8.4 miles (13.5 km)
Meets:  A9, B8063, A984
Former Number(s):  A9, A984
Highway Authorities

Perth and Kinross

Traditional Counties

Perthshire

Route outline (key)
B9099 Luncarty - Caputh

The B9099 is a largely rural road in east Perthshire. It gained its number when a previously unclassified road was upgraded before 1932; it has since been extended in both directions following upgrades of the roads it ends on.

Psssing through Stanley

The route starts at Luncarty Bridge, on the dual-carriageway section of the A9 north of Perth. The junction is not quite a full-access GSJ as there is no southbound A9 offlip, although this is provided further north. The B8063 also terminates, on the B9099, to the west of the A9 at this junction. Heading north, the route initially follows the old A9 alignment along Main Road into the small village of Luncarty, and then quickly out the other end. Just after crossing the Shochie Burn, the old A9 turns sharp left under the railway line, and eventually meets the present A9, so providing the missing link from the junction. The B9099, meanwhile, swings eastwards on a long straight, which then starts to climb as it curves northwards once more. A couple of tight bends takes it across a steep gulley, and into Stanley.

The route follows Perth Road as it turns sharply left onto the main street of this pretty village built on a grid-iron pattern to serve the Stanley Mills, albeit with much 20th century infill. It climbs gently through the Square and on to cross the railway line before leaving the village behind. It then sweeps through some wide bends between large open fields and a large patch of woodland. The landscape of the lower Tay Valley is wide and arable, with hills rising up in shadowy ranges on the horizon. The road twists and undulates northwards, with a reasonably long straight blighted by dips and bumps making it almost impossible to see the full length. Eventually Ardoch is reached, and then soon after the road drops down into Murthly, passing under the railway in the middle of the village, although Murthly itself mainly lies to the east of the road.

A typical shot of the B9099

The final section of the route continues to lose height as it passes the entrance to Murthly Castle and then takes a sharp left to drop down between trees to the banks of the Tay. A sharp right turn over Caputh Bridge takes it across the river and then there's a short climb along Bridge Road into the village of Caputh, where the B9099 forks. The right-hand arm continues ahead and almost immediately reaches the A984; the left-hand arm passes through the village on Manse Road - the A-road's old route - to reach the bypass further west.

History

As originally classified, the B9099 started on the old A9 near the railway bridge to the north of Luncarty. It was extended south through the village with the opening of the A9 Luncarty Bypass in the 1970s. At the opposite end, the A984 originally passed through Caputh, but was re-routed onto its current route in around 1957, despite the current route being an old road.




B9099
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Caputh-br1.jpgCaputh-br2.jpgA9-luncarty2.jpgB9099 approaching Stanley.jpgB9099 approaching Murthly.jpg
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B9080 • B9081 • B9082 • B9083 • B9084 • B9085 • B9086 • B9087 • B9088 • B9089 • B9090 • B9091 • B9092 • B9093 • B9094 • B9095 • B9096 • B9097 • B9098 • B9099
Earlier iterations: B9002(E) • B9002(W) • B9003 • B9005 • B9013 • B9014 • B9019 • B9038 • B9040 • B9049 • B9054
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