|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the B9174|
Glenmorangie Junction is the northerly of the two main junctions on the Tain Bypass. The bypass was built in the 1980s to take the A9 out of the historic town of Tain, with its narrow streets, and follows a new alignment to the west of the town, although the town has since grown out to fill much of the land inside the bypass, and is starting to overspill to the east as well. The old line of the A9 through Tain is now taken by the B9174, which forks off to the left at this junction.
The B9174 has been turned to meet the bypass at right angles, with the old line of the A9 extending north of the junction and now a footpath. There is a long right turn lane in the centre of the A9, which can accommodate lots of turning traffic, so minimising delays on the bypass from queuing traffic. This is because the main industrial areas lie at this end of Tain, so there is still a fair amount of traffic turning right here, depsite it being an effective U turn. Southbound traffic is also provided with a long deceleration slip on the A9 for left turning traffic into Tain.
|Thurso, Wick (A99)|
|Tain, Local Services||Former A9|