B985 (Carden Place)
|From:||Queen's Road (NJ923057)|
|To:||Nicholas Street (NJ939063)|
|Distance:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Met:||A944, B986, B983, A96|
|Now part of:||B9119|
|Route outline (key)|
The original route of the B985 runs at right angles to its modern route in Aberdeen city centre.
The road originally started on the A944 Queen's Road and headed east along Carden Place and most of Skene Street, crossing the B986 Rose Street (now the current B985) and B983 Rosemount Viaduct en route. It then bore right onto Schoolhill to end on the A96 Nicholas Street. This junction no longer exists owing to shopping redevelopment in the area.
It seems likely that the route was moved around the time that the A944 was re-routed onto the former B983 out of the city, and the B9119 extended into Aberdeen along the former A944 route. This has taken over the majority of the ex-B985, with Schoolhill now being unclassified.