|Location Map ( geo)|
The new junction at Kinfauns was built c2008/9 to remove the central reservation crossing that had previously existed at this location. A new bridge was built across the A90, with curved slips on the eastern side providing a full access junction. Local access roads were also built to link up all of the surrounding properties and the road to Kinfauns itself was also realigned to the east to meet the new junction.
Intriguingly, the junction seems to have been built to a high standard, with narrow hard shoulders throughout, although any suggestion that the M90 may one day be extended through here is pure speculation! The junction also provides a U-turn option for traffic using the junctions between here and the M90 at Perth, which are now all left-turn only junctions.
The original junction at Kinfauns was a pair of at grade side roads meeting opposite each other, with a gap in the central reservation for right-tuning traffic. Obviously in today's world this was becoming an increasingly dangerous proposition. The road heading north from the junction can still be seen, terminating behind a barrier as the new slip road starts. This road has now been realigned to meet the new Kinfauns road near the bridge, but previously climbed up the hill, meeting the new alignment near the Church Road junction. To the south, the curving road provided access to a number of properties on the river side of the A90.