|Location Map ( geo)|
|Clackmannanshire • Fife|
|Junctions related to the A907|
|Junctions related to the A977|
Gartarry Roundabout is a curious junction in that only one arm is part of the primary / trunk road network, that being the southern arm of the A977. The reason behind this is related to the construction of the Clackmannanshire Bridge a short distance to the south, and this junction is the 'distribution point', where traffic from the bridge heads off in a variety of directions. The roundabout sits on the site of a historic crossroads, but is now a 5-arm junction, thanks to the construction of the Clackmannan Bypass.
The primary A977 therefore approaches from the south, and continues as a non primary route to the north, heading for Kinross. The A907 meanwhile manages to approach from the north west, and head north east, running from Alloa to the west, on to Dunfermline. The fifth arm heads slightly south of west and is the former A907 route into Clackmannan.
One final curiosity relating to this junction is that in the past, before the Clackmannanshire Bridge was even conceived, there was a 'short cut' to the south west, connecting the A977 to the A907, and taking traffic between Alloa and the Kincardine Bridge. This road was a very short, disconnected section of the A985 which met the A977 at the old Kilbagie Roundabout. It is now closed up.
|Kincardine Bridge (A876)|
|Stirling, Alloa, H.M. Prison Glenochil|
|Perth, Tay Bridge (M90)||signed occasionally as primary|
|Kennet, Clackmannan||Former A907|