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Cairneyhill Roundabout

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Cairneyhill Roundabout
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A985, A994, B9037
Junctions related to the A985
Junctions related to the Fife Coastal Tourist Route

Cairneyhill Roundabout lies on the A985 to the west of the village of Cairneyhill, at the east end of the Torryburn and Valleyfield by-pass. It connects the A985 to the A994 which heads east into Cairneyhill and on to Dunfermline, while the B9037 heads west along the former line of the A985. The roundabout is oval in shape, presumably to better accommodate the fifth arm, a minor road which heads north. Each of the A985 approaches are marked out with two turning lanes, and there are are two lanes marked along the long sides of the roundabout, in each case a left turn lane and a circulating lane.


Before the Valleyfield bypass was built in the 1960s, the A985 and A994 met a little further west at a fork junction next to the railway bridge. This junction was known as Gilanderson Toll and effectively still survives, although the old A985 line is gated and a small section has been dug out to allow vegetation to grow and screen the old road. Today, the B9037 kinks left over the railway bridge on what was the start of the A994, but it seems likely that the original mainline was maintained by the A985 as it swept round to the right on a slowly diverging line from the railway. This is now part of the Fife Pilgrims Way long distance path, while the bridge has been signalised due to the tight kinks.


Route To Notes


Kincardine 7


Forth Road Bridge, Kirkcaldy


Dunfermline 3, Cairneyhill


Culross 4, Torryburn 1 1/4, Forthview Ind. Est. 2
Oakley 2 1/4

Cairneyhill Roundabout

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