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Kingussie Interchange

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Kingussie Interchange
Ceann a' Ghiuthsaich
Location Map ( geo)
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Grade Separated Junction
Roads Joined
A9, A86, B9152
Junctions related to the A86
Junctions related to the B9152

The town of Kingussie lies in upper Strathspey and grew up as a planned settlement along the new road built by Thomas Telford. This became part of the A9, and then when the town was bypassed, the Kingussie Interchange was built at the eastern end of the town to join the old and new roads. The A9 now passes the town to the south, and it is an extended A86 that runs through the town, terminating on the A9 at this junction, with the onward route of the old A9 now the B9152, leading north west along the Spey to Kincraig and Aviemore. For a time this Junction acted as a temporary terminus before the Kingussie-Aviemore section of the A9 was constructed.

The junction is of an unusual type, being a Grade Separated Junction between two single carriageway roads. The new A9 passes over the top of the old road, at a skew, with slips in the north east and south west corners. This eliminates right turns on the main A9, where the slips are turned to form deceleration and acceleration lanes, and restricts them to the old road below, which has only just left the 30 limit of the town. It does, however, mean that traffic turning off the old road has to counter-intuitively turn the wrong way to reach the correct carriageway on the A9.

The A9 dualling plans show that this junction will be enlarged to accommodate the new dual carriageway. Whilst final plans have not yet been released, it seems more likely that this will affect the southbound slips where there appears to be more land available. However, the tight turns of the existing northbound slips may result in the opportunity being taken to completely rebuild the junction.


Route To Notes






Kingussie, Newtonmore, Spean Bridge, Fort William (A82)



Kingussie Interchange
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