|Location Map ( geo)|
In the last few years the A90 between Perth and Dundee has seen a lot of work to improve junctions and remove private accesses in order to reduce the amount of turning traffic, and eliminate the need to cross the central reservation. However, the junction at Glencarse for St Madoes seems to have been originally built as a Grade Separated Junction when this section of the A90 was improved. Although at the time, of course, it was still part of the A85, and the road through St Madoes was the B958.
The westbound carriageway of the A90 has a fairly straightforward pair of looped sliproads, which curve round to squeeze between the road and railway line, climbing up to the overbridge. Eastbound, the offslip mirrors the westbound slips, but at the same time it follows the old alignment of the A90 into Glencarse, albeit reprofiled to climb up to the overbridge. The corresponding onslip is further east again, in the middle of Glencarse village, where a short link between the old and new roads also provides a second offslip. The old A90 alignment then terminates behind a hedge even further east.
Recently, a new road has been built from St Madoes west to Inchyra in order to remove both a junction on the A90 and a level crossing. Other related projects have removed a few other nearby minor turnings from the A90 by providing alternative accesses.
|St. Madoes 1/4, Errol 4|