|Location Map ( geo)|
Leslie Roundabout lies at the junction of the A911 and B969 to the north west of Glenrothes Town centre. It was originally intended to be a grade separated roundabout interchange, favouring a dualled B969, but plans for the new town were scaled back resulting in a simplified road network. The B969 provides a western ring road around the town, curving from the B921 in the south round to the A92 in the north east. It still runs through a wide green stripe which for the most part could take a dual carriageway. However, as with many of the post war new towns, the original grand plans were never achieved.
Today, therefore, the roundabout is a fairly small 4-arm junction with the A911 passing from north west to south east and crossing the B969 more or less at right angles. The original line of the A911 was a little to the north, along Lodge Rise which is now a cul-de-sac, but the route was moved south as part of the new town development. The B969 did not exist in the area prior to the development. Apart from the construction of a hotel and restaraunt in the western corner, there is still room for the original junction design. However, it seems highly unlikely that it will be built now, nor indeed that any of the routes will be dualled in the near future.
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