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|Junctions related to the A902|
As a very busy junction which routes traffic from the A902 to north Edinburgh and along the A90 between South Queensferry and central Edinburgh, this junction has seen many upgrades. The junction or Maybury Road did not exist on 1923 maps, although it was there by 1932. For a while in the 1980s, there were two roundabouts in close proximity, one with Whitehosue Road and the other with Maybury Road.
Today, movements along Queensferry Road are straightforward. There are filters for traffic turning into Whitehouse Road, and traffic turning left from the westbound A90 to Maybury Road can bypass most of the junction via a sliproad (which has a traffic light in the middle to allow pedestrians across). The main complexity is for traffic turning right from Maybury Road: after lights near the end of Maybury Road it is channeled through the middle of the junction where there is enough space for two lines of four cars to queue for the next stage of the junction, until the next set of lights goes green. This reduces the time needed for vehicles to traverse the crossing, presumably providing a small increase in throughput.
Barnton Station, the terminus of a line from Edinburgh, was formerly to the northeast of the junction. For many years, the Barnton Hotel stood on this corner, a prominent landmark with its pointed tower; however it closed in the early 2000s and is now retirement housing.
In the early 1970s there was a proposal for an S2 underpass as part of plans to continue the A720 City Bypass north of Gogar Roundabout. This would have required the demolition of some of the large houses on the north side of the A90. It is unclear if the underpass would have operated as one way, two way or tidal flow but its intention is to prevent additional traffic overloading the roundabout which the City Bypass extension would have brought.
|Forth Road Bridge, Dalmeny, Queensferry|
|City Centre, Davidson's Mains, Blackhall, Leith|
|City Bypass (A720), Berwick-upon-Tweed (A1), Glasgow (M8), Stirling (M9), East Craigs, Corstorphine, Airport|