|Location Map ( geo)|
|A9, A84, B8052|
|Junctions related to the A84|
|Back O Hill • Ballengeich • Blair Drummond Junction • Callander • Castleview • Craigforth Interchange • Doune • Kilmahog Junction • Laurencecroft • Lochearnhead|
|Junctions related to the B8052|
The Customs Roundabout lies at the northern end of the A9 Dual carriageway to the east of Stirling City Centre. It is the terminus of the A84 which heads north to meet the A85 on the edge of the Highlands. Immediately to the northeast of the roundabout lies Stirling Bridge across the River Forth, the old humpbacked structure sitting next to the Victorian replacement, which carries the A9.
The roundabout is a busy 5-way junction with 2, spiraled, circulating lanes most of the way around. The centre island has a subway system, connecting Wallace Street (which is blocked up to traffic at the roundabout end) to the river bank either side of the bridge. There is also an old stone clock tower on the east side of the island (which gives the roundabout its local name of "Clock Roundabout"). The four main arms of the roundabout are the A9, which approaches from the south east as the dual carriageway city centre relief road and then leaves to the north east, across Stirling Bridge on its way to Causewayhead. The A84 heads off North West towards Raploch, and the B8052 which heads south west back into the city centre on Union Street. The fifth arm is Lovers Walk which is one-way on to the roundabout, and runs east along the river bank.
Traffic is generally signed the most direct route, therefore all Glasgow and Edinburgh traffic is directed south on the A9, although it is probably quicker to take the A84 west and then follow the M9 south. In the early 2010s, the A811 was rerouted to meet the A84 west of Stirling, rather than ploughing into the city centre, the signage at this roundabout has not yet been fully updated, however. The first section of the A84 to the west of the roundabout actually uses an old railway line which followed the A811 west to Balloch on Loch Lomond.
Primary status of routes shown below is based on current signage, but it is not clear if this is correct or awaiting update.
|Perth (M9), Crianlarich (A85), Callander, Doune||Signs have not been updated to reflect re-routing of A811|
|Edinburgh (M9), Glasgow (M80), Bannockburn, St Ninians||Primary as far as A905, which then takes over to A91 for motorways|
|St Andrews (A91), Alloa (A907), Bridge of Allan|
|Railway Station, Stirling Castle|
|Lovers Walk, No Entry|