|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the B817|
|Dalmore Junction • Kildary Junction • Struie Junction|
Evanton Junction lies to the south of the village of Evanton, close to the shore of the Cromarty Firth. It is where the A9 leaves behind its original route, and runs on a bypass past the village, and then Alness and Invergordon on its way north. The B817 now follows the pre-bypass route of the A9, starting at this junction, and rejoining many miles to the northeast at Kildary Junction. The old road was first built by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland roads and bridge and replaces the older route higher up the hill.
The junction is a simple fork junction, and as with the other main connections between the B817 and A9, the B road meets the northbound A9 carriageway only. Whilst the B817 makes provision for separating turning traffic, with left turn slips, there is only a very slight right turn lane on the A9 (although this is an effective U turn movement), which can cause queuing traffic on the A9 at peak times. The junction takes its name from being the primary access to Evanton from the south and was confirmed in a statutory instrument for temporary closure published in 2016.
|Thurso, Wick (A99)|
|Evanton||Height Restriction 4.3m/ 14ft|