|Junctions related to the B847|
The Calvine Junction is a rather typical T Junction but it has an unusual construction history. The precise chronology is not completely clear, so the following may not be completely accurate. However, it is our current best guess.
Originally when the Calvine bypass was constructed there was no junction here, the A9 simply passed by while the B847 connected to the old road to Dalnamein. By the 1989 OS map the layout was still the same but a link road has been constructed joining the A9 to the B847. A little while later and before the 2001 OS edition, the current layout had appeared. This was possibly done for the introduction of the NCN7 cycle route.
To add to the confusion, a short distance west along what is now the cycle track is a section of almost abandoned road. This appears to be a temporary terminus which connected the new A9 to the west to the old road through Calvine. It does not appear to line up with the old A9 further west, but is severed at both ends making precise comparison difficult. Some very old maps suggest that it is on the old line of the A9, with the next section of the cycle track perhaps being a temporary junction, but this would only seem to reinforce the idea of a temporary terminus. However, some people view this stretch of tarmac as running the other way, and suggest that the Calvine bypass came first, the necessary curvature lost under the new junction.
The junction itself that exists today is a T junction, with a deceleration lane for left turning traffic off the A9, and also a long central right turning lane on the A9. The B847 almost immediately turns to run loosely parallel to the new road through the small village, with the cycle track taking a slightly circuitous route through the scrub on the right.
The future for this junction is that it will be closed off when the A9 is dualled and large junction constructed for the B847 to Blair Atholl and Bruar. The final layout has not yet been announced but it is likely it will return to its original layout.
|Calvine, Pitagowan, Tummel Bridge, Kinloch Rannoch (B846)|
|Dalnamein||Cycle Track - Access only|