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B984 (Mastrick - Bucksburn)

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B984
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From:  Mastrick (NJ898067)
To:  Bucksburn (NJ894096)
Distance:  2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Met (1995) A944, A96
Traditional Counties

Aberdeenshire

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B984 Mastrick - Bucksburn
This article is about the former B984 from Mastrick to Bucksburn.
For the current B984 between the A96 and Aberdeen Airport, see B984
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The B984 was a short B-road to the west of Aberdeen.

Davidson Gardens, Northfield - part of the former B984

The route started on what had originally been the B983 (now A944) Lang Stracht in Mastrick and headed north along the long straight Springhill Road. This would have passed through fields when first classified in 1922, but housing has spread out to and across the route over the last century. A mile further on the route turned left into Davidson Gardens, which is now a short stretch of dual carriageway, but wouldn't have been before the houses were built. It then crossed Davidson Drive and continued along Howes Road. This drops down the hill and passes a large industrial site before entering a shallow ravine and crossing the Bucks Burn twice in quick succession. The route then followed the burn downstream, curving around the golf course, into the settlement of Bucksburn, where it ended on the A96 a little to the east of Bucksburn Roundabout.

Howes Road cycle path

The ravine section, which is about a mile long, was damaged by flooding in 1981, and is recorded as having been reduced to one-way southbound (uphill) from 1 August in that year. (It is possible that there may have been a temporary restriction earlier as an immediate response to the flood.) It was fully closed to vehicles on 18 March 1996, becoming a cycle and pedestrian route only, and the whole road was presumably declassified at the same time. Springhill Road was still being described as the B984 by Aberdeen City Council in 2011 however. The Landranger map of Aberdeen revised in 1983, with selected revisions in 1991, still showed the road as B984.

A video taken during much more recent floods (2014, and linked below) shows a surviving "two-way traffic" warning sign at the top of the closed section.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Junction with B983 near Whitemyres - Bucksbarn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIB8oyRb15w




B984 (Mastrick - Bucksburn)
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Davidson Gardens, Northfield - Geograph - 1195059.jpgHowes Road cycle path - Geograph - 1195039.jpg
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