|Location Map ( geo)|
Dalmally Junction lies to the west of the village, near the head of Loch Awe. It is a simple T Junction, without any turning lanes, although there is a wide bellmouth on the A819. The A819 drops down and turns quite sharply on the approach to the junction, slowing traffic down in advance. However, as the signage for the junction, on all approaches, seems to be left until the last possible moment it is not uncommon to see traffic on the A85 braking hard or even overshoot.
The junction between the two routes was previously in the village itself, near the hotel. Until the late 1930s, the A819 climbed up from Dalmally and crossed over Monument Hill, following the military road originally built nearly 2 centuries earlier by Major Caulfeild. The A85 also followed a military road, which is now the B8077. It is generally believed that the current roads were opened either just before or very soon after World War Two, with the current junction coming into use at that time. It is possible that the new line of the A819 opened first, as it seems that Kilchurn Bridge on the A85 was the last part to be completed, however, the old junction between the two roads would have remained until the bridge opened.
|Dail Mhàilidh /Dalmally, Crianlarich / A' Chrìon Làraich|
|An t-Òban / Oban|
|Inbhir Aora / Inverary, An Cladach / Cladich (B840)|