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Crossroads Roundabout (Rosyth)

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Crossroads Roundabout
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Location
Rosyth
County
Fife
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A985, B980
Junctions related to the A985
Junctions related to the B980
This article is about Crossroads Roundabout on the A985 in Rosyth.
For Crossroads Roundabout on the A76 in the village of Crossroads, Ayrshire, see Crossroads Roundabout
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Crossroads Roundabout is one of a series of roundabout which lie on the A985 in Rosyth. It, unusually, consists of a small circular island in an oval circulation area in order to accommodate the five arms within the space available. The A985, Admiralty Road passes through from west to east, while the B980 heads south east towards North Queensferry on Castlandhill Road. To the north west, Queensferry Road heads to the A823 and Dunfermline, while Crossroads Place heads north into the housing estate. Each route has a single approach and departure lane due to the confines of the site, and there are signalised crossings within 100m on the four main arms of the junction.

History

When the roads were first classified in 1922, it was the A823 and A906 which crossed here. The A823 came south along Queensferry Road and continued on what is now the B980 to meet the A90 in North Queensferry, aiming for the ferry across the Forth. The A906 followed what is now the A985 route. The A985 route grew in importance after the opening of the Kincardine Bridge in 1936, and by the early 1950s it had been extended along part of the A906 to meet the A90 at Inverkeithing. Then, with the opening of the M90 in the 1960s, the A823 was cut back to the A823(M) junction, and the old route renumbered as the B980, albeit quickly moved west onto Kings Road, creating a short multiplex with the A985.

Routes

Route To Notes

A985

Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh (M90) former A906

A985

Kincardine Bridge former A906

B980

North Queensferry 3 former A823
Queensferry Road former A823
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Crossroads Roundabout (Rosyth)
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