|From:||Wapping Street (NJ938059)|
|To:||North Anderson Drive (NJ909066)|
|Distance:||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Meets:||A93, A9013, B9119, B986, B985, A978, A92|
|Old route now:||A944|
|Route outline (key)|
The B983 is a urban B-road in Aberdeen.
It starts at traffic lights on the A93 gyratory near the station and heads north along Bridge Street, soon crossing the A9013 Union Street at traffic lights. It then follows Union Terrace alongside the Gardens to traffic lights opposite the library. The road TOTSOs left here to follow Rosemount Viaduct. At the next set of traffic lights the B9119 heads left and the B986 right.
The B983 now moves seamlessly into the suburbs. It heads north along South Mount Street to a set of traffic lights on Rosemount Place. It TOTSOs left here and heads west for the remainder of its route. The B985 crosses at traffic lights after which the A978 is crossed at another set of traffic lights. The B983 then takes the next turn right onto Mid Stocket Road, which it follows for the best part of a mile. Near the far end it passes a school before gaining a service road on the left. The road then ends at traffic lights on the A92.
The B983 was originally somewhat longer than it is today. From 1922 through until at least the 1970s the route continued along Lang Stracht to meet the A944 just east of Kingswells. However, in recent years the A944 has been re-routed along part of the B983, returning to its original route at the same junction, albeit reprofiled with a new roundabout. The old A944 is now the B9119.
At the other end the B983 originally had its southern end on Union Street. Bridge Street was at one time part of the B987, although owing to the road's short length it is not known when the number was changed.