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Little Dunkeld Junctions
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Location
Dunkeld
County
Perthshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junctions
Roads Joined
A9, A822,A923
Junctions related to the A822
Gilmerton Junction • Greenloaning Junction
Junctions related to the A923
Coupar Angus • Coupar Angus Interchange

The junction at Little Dunkeld is a staggered crossroads connecting the A822 and A923 to the A9. When approaching from the south, the right turn onto the A923 into Dunkeld comes first, with a central turning lane for right turning traffic, and a long deceleration lane for left turning traffic. This is then mirrored for the left turn onto the A822, with a long hatched central lane between the two turning lanes. However, this layout is relatively modern, dating only from when the A9 Dunkeld & Birnam bypass section was built. Prior to that the A9 threaded its way through the small cathedral city.

History

The old A9 route lay to the north of the modern road, passing through Birnam and then turning sharp left to cross the Dunkeld Bridge. At this turn, the A822 approached from the south west, its line still partially preserved as the cul-de-sac, Birnam Walk, alongside the modern A923 line.The A822 then also took a sharp turn, to the left this time, and climbed under the railway line, quickly gaining the line it still takes today (although there has recently been some re-alignment works here). As The A822 turned left, so the B898 carried straight ahead, picking up what is now the minor road through Inver. Beyond Inver, the modern A9 route has replaced the former B898 as far as the current junction a couple of miles further north. The A923, meanwhile, didn't start until the far side of Dunkeld, where it now has to TOTSO with the old A9 route.

This layout of roads is perhaps older than might be imagined, as the original A9 line, A822 and A923 were all built as military roads, the A9 north from Dunkeld by General Wade in the 1720s. However, it was not until the 1810s that Dunkeld Bridge was built by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland roads and bridges, so finally linking the roads up. Prior to that a ferry crossed the River Tay.

Routes

Route To Notes

A9

Perth

A9

Inverness

A822

Crieff, Crianlarich (A85) Tourist Route to Stirling

A923

Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus (A984), Dunkeld, Birnam,





Little Dunkeld Junctions
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  • Tain • Glenmorangie • Meikle Ferry Roundabout • Clashmore • Dornoch • The Mound • Helmsdale • Latheron • Mybster Crossroads • Georgemas  • Thurso