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Lang Stracht Crossroads

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Lang Stracht
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Controlled Junction
Roads Joined
A92, A944
Junctions related to the A944
Junctions related to the Highland Tourist Route

Lang Stracht Crossroads is perhaps a slightly misleading name for this junction, as there are many crossroads on Aberdeen's Lang Stracht. However, for many years this was the most important one, as it was where the A944 crossed the A90 ring road route. This route follows North Anderson Drive at this point, a road which was originally numbered as the A978, before becoming the re-routed A92. In the 1990s it was renumbered again to be the A90, which was extended from Perth through Dundee and on to Fraserburgh. However, following the opening of the Western Peripheral Route, the A90 has been moved out to the edge of the city, and North Anderson Drive has once more become the A92.

The junction is a busy flat crossroads between two dual carriageways. Each approach has three lanes, one for right turning traffic, one for straight on and one for left and straight on. The right turn lanes have been provided by reducing the width of the central reservation, as is often the case.


Before the A944 was re-routed onto the Lang Stracht in the 1980s, the junction appears to have only been a T junction, as Lang Stracht itself did not meet North Anderson Drive at this point. Instead, it kinked south along what is now a rather unimportant access road, closed up at each end. At the time, Lang Stracht was part of the B983, which continued east along Mid Stocket Road, the former crossroads remaining as a signalised T junction. The new road was built across a grassy area to connect to Westburn Road and so provide a more direct route out of the city centre.

The 1982 Landranger sheet shows the new link road, coloured as an A road, with the B983 still maintaining its old route to the southern junction. This was presumably in advance of the A944 being moved on to the new route.


Route To Notes


Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Inverness (A96)


Dundee, Forfar, Perth


City Centre



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