|From:||Newport on Tay (NO420279)|
|To:||Forgan roundabout (NO425266)|
|Length:||0.9 miles (1.4 km)|
|Meets:||B946, A92, A914|
|Route outline (key)|
The modern B995 is the former route of the A92 into Newport on Tay, from where it crossed the Tay on a ferry into Dundee. Superseded in the mid 1960s by the opening of the Tay Road Bridge, the route is now a quiet road heading south out of Newport on Tay.
The B995 starts at a fairly new mini-roundabout junction with the B946 on the shore front in Newport on Tay. The junction was previously a TOTSO junction, with the main line turning the corner from the B995 to the westbound B946. The route immediately starts climbing, briefly past some shops and then into a residential area, and then turns sharply to the south where it meets Hillside Place. After about the same distance again, the houses are left behind and the road crosses an area of parkland, albeit penned in by stone walls and trees.
The road is still climbing, and at a brief break in the trees crosses the old railway branch line, now a nature trail around the town. The former overbridge is long gone, but the site can still be traced in the stonework of the walls, not to mention the huge embankment on either side of the road! A sweeping double bend between small fields leads us past the back entrance to Tayfield House and so to the junction with Kirk Road opposite the primary school. Kirk Road leads westwards into the top of the town, but our route continues south, with the modern A92 bypass visible just across the field to the left.
After a slight bend past the Forgan Arts Centre the end of the road becomes visible ahead. The B995 terminates on the Forgan Roundabout, from where traffic can double back along the bypass to the Tay Road Bridge, head south across Fife on the A92, or take the A914 to St Andrews.
As mentioned above, this route was once part of the A92. The TOTSO junction that used to survive in Newport on Tay with the B946 was a legacy of when the A92 used to turn here to reach the pier to the south, from where the ferry crossed to Dundee. Apart from a slight realignment to meet the Forgan Roundabout, no significant changes seem to have been made to the route since the A92 bypass was opened.