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East Fife Regional Road

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East Fife Regional Road
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County
Fife
Scheme Type
Bypass
Opening Date
1980s
On road(s)
A92

The East Fife Regional Road was first proposed in the 1960s and eventually built (on a different line) in the 1980s in the county of Fife.

It is a dual carriageway with grade separated junctions which connects the towns of Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and is part of the A92. There are currently no road signs referring to the East Fife Regional Road, although while it was being constructed there were signs carrying this name.

It was originally intended that the EFRR be built to the south of its current alignment, connecting to the M90 and A823(M) motorways at M90 Junction 2. In the end it was built further north, connecting to the M90 at Junction 3, terminating on a roundabout. Direct slips were later added to connect to and from M90 to the south at Junction 2a. This more northerly route was first planned as far back as 1969 with the alignment and junctions the same as what was later built apart from an unbuilt junction at Dundonald and the eastern continuation to the A915. The layout at Redhouse Roundabout was to be a three level stacked roundabout but this was changed to a roundabout in the late 1970s with the EFRR curving northwards towards Glenrothes. This junction was built slightly to the west of the original proposals and has provision for grade separation which has never been carried out.

A West Fife Regional Road was also planned, linking Dunfermline with towns to the west and ultimately onward to Stirling. The WFRR was never built, but was still being considered for construction as late as the mid-1990s. Local campaigners are still pressing for the WFRR section between the A823(M) and the A985 to be completed. This section is known as the Rosyth Bypass and would relieve the town of Rosyth of a considerable amount of through traffic.

Plan of both routes from the 1960s. The route in green is identical to that which was built in the 1980s apart from the area around Redhouse Roundabout.




East Fife Regional Road
Junctions
Other nearby roads
Dunfermline
NCN1 • NCN764 • A92 • A92(M) • A823 • A823(M) • A906 • A907 • A976 • A994 • B911 (Fife) • B912 • B916 • B980 • B9155 • B9156 • C53 (Fife) • C54 (Fife) • C66 (Fife) • C67 (Fife) • C80 (Fife) • C81 (Fife) • C83 (Fife) • C88 (Fife) • C99 (Fife) • C101 (Fife) • C102 (Fife) • C103 (Fife) • E15 • E32 (Old System) • EuroVelo 12 • M90
Kirkcaldy
NCN76 • A92 • A907 • A910 • A915 • A921 • A955 • A988 • B922 • B924 (Kirkcaldy) • B925 • B926 • B927 • B928 • B929 • B981 • B9157 • C48 (Fife) • C91 (Fife) • C92 (Fife) • C93 (Fife) • C94 (Fife) • C95 (Fife) • C96 (Fife) • C97 (Fife) • C98 (Fife) • C100 (Fife) • Fife Coastal Tourist Route • T92 (Britain)
Glenrothes
A92 • A911 • A912 • A914 • B921 • B922 • B969 • B9130 • C32 (Fife) • C34 (Fife) • C49 (Fife) • C87 (Fife) • C124 (Fife) • C125 (Fife) • C126 (Fife) • C127 (Fife) • C128 (Fife) • C129 (Fife) • C130 (Fife) • C131 (Fife) • C132 (Fife)


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