|Location Map ( geo)|
|Bruar, Blair Atholl|
|A9, B8079, B847|
|Junctions related to the B847|
The Bruar Junction is one of a series of junctions between the old and new lines of the A9 as the two roads follow the River Garry in Highland Perthshire. The new road was built in the mid 1980s and bypasses Blair Atholl to the east and Calvine to the west, with the junction between the two bypass sections being here at Bruar. Today, Bruar is perhaps best known for the upmarket retail outlet village of House of Bruar, which has developed an enviable business as a major destination along the A9, and a popular stopping point for many passing coach tours. Vast car parks are now clustered around the junction, such is the success of the place.
The junction itself is in two parts. Firstly, the B8079 turns off the A9 at a T junction, which appears unchanged since the new A9 was opened, despite the growth of turning traffic. This has a short left filter lane into the B road, and a longer right turn lane in the centre of the A9. The first section of the B8079 is therefore a new link between old and new roads. However, barely a coaches length in, the B847 turns left, having been extended along the former A9 from Calvine. The B8079 continues north, before swinging eastwards over Bruar Bridge on the old A9 line.
With the current plans to upgrade the A9 to dual carriageway, this junction is going to be rebuilt as a full Grade Separated Junction. Final plans have not yet been released, but it is likely that a new bridge will provide access to the northbound carriageway of the A9. The presence of the House of Bruar Car Parks may limit the options for the new layout.
|Bruar, House of Bruar, Blair Atholl||Former A9|
|Calvine, Pitagowan, Tummel Bridge, Kinloch Rannoch (B846)||Former A9|