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Latheron Junction

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Latheron Junction
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near Wick
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A9, A99

Latheron is a tiny village on the Caithness coast to the south of Wick, which is home to one of the most northerly primary road junctions in Britain. Today it is where the A99 starts its journey north to John O'Groats, with the A9 turning inland, however this is a relatively new situation. The junction today is a simple give way at which the A9 has to TOTSO, probably because it used to continue up the coast to Wick and John O'Groats. The turning road to Thurso that is now followed by the A9 was for many years the A895. There is a left filter lane for traffic continuing on the A9, but with so little right turning traffic from the A99, there is no provision for turning traffic in this direction.

However, even that wasn't the original layout, and 'only' dates from 1935. Prior to that the old A9 line was numbered as the A88 and the modern A9 route to Thurso was the B873. The roads themselves, all 3 of them, date back to the beginning of the 19th century and were constructed by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland roads and bridges.


Route To Notes


Thurso, Scrabster




Wick, John o' Groats


Wick, John o' Groats now A99


Wick, John o' Groats became A9, now A99


Inverness now A9


Thurso, Scrabster now A9


Thurso, Scrabster became A895, now A9

Latheron Junction
Junctions on the A9
Falkirk to DunblaneCadgers Brae Roundabout  • Icehouse Brae Roundabout  • Bog Roundabout  • Westfield Roundabout  • Etna Road Roundabout  • Abbots Road Roundabout  • Abbotsford Park Roundabout  • Mungalend Roundabout  • Merchiston Roundabout  • Rosebank Roundabout  • Camelon Roundabout  • Glenbervie Interchange  • Greencornhills Roundabout  • St Ninians Roundabout  • Linden Ave Roundabout • Craigs Roundabout • Customs Roundabout  • Causewayhead Roundabout  • Airthrey Roundabout  • Wallace Roundabout
Dunblane to PerthKeir Roundabout  • Dunblane West  • Dunblane North  • Greenloaning  • Loaninghead  • Auchterarder  • Aberuthven  • Dunning  • Broxden Roundabout • St. Johnstone Interchange • Inveralmond Roundabout
Perth to AviemoreLuncarty Bridge • Bankfoot • Little Dunkeld Junctions  • Ballinluig Junction • Moulinearn • Pitlochry South • Pitlochry North • Bruar  • Calvine • Trinafour • Wade Bridge Junction • Ralia  • Kingussie Interchange
Aviemore to ToreLynwilg  • Granish • Carrbridge • Tomatin • Milton of Leys  • Inshes  • Raigmore Interchange • Longman Roundabout  • North Kessock  • Munlochy  • Tore Roundabout
Tore to ThursoDuncanston Crossroads  • Ardullie Roundabout • Evanton • Struie • Dalmore • Kildary  • Nigg Roundabout  • Tain • Glenmorangie • Meikle Ferry Roundabout • Clashmore • Evelix • The Mound • Helmsdale • Latheron • Mybster Crossroads • Georgemas  • Thurso
Junctions on the A99
Latheron Junction • Wick  • Reiss Junction  • John o Groats

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