Star.pngStar.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png

Longman Roundabout

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Longman Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
Longman Roundabout aerial.jpg
Aerial view from the East
Cameraicon.png View gallery (4)
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A9, A82
Junctions related to the Moray Firth Tourist Route

The Longman Roundabout is the northern terminus of the A82 on the A9, in sight of the Kessock Bridge just half a mile to the north. It is a simple four-way roundabout junction, with freeeflow links for A82-A9N and A9N-A82. The fourth arm is the foreshore road, Stadium Road, which leads to the Inverness Caledonian Thistle stadium. It is perhaps surprising that this junction is not grade-separated in favour of the A9, as the Raigmore Interchange a mile to the south was built at the same time, and was. Perhaps that junction was (rightly) predicted to be the busier of the two, although the Longman Roundabout often grinds to a halt at peak times.

To try and relieve the issues with the roundabout, signals were installed in 2013, and with adjustments to timings since they do seem to have made a difference, although there can still be major hold ups at times. At the same time as the signals were installed, the exit from Stadium Road was changed so that traffic could only turn left, on a separate filter lane onto the A9 south. A bus lane is provided directly onto the roundabout, but as a rule is only used when events are held at the stadium. This removed the need to have full time four way signals, so reducing the red time on the other routes.

Future upgrade

Transport Scotland's A9/A96 Connections Study recommends a flyover for the A9 at Longman Roundabout in all of the proposed upgrades. This seems likely to proceed, and while the timescale is uncertain, it could be assumed that the 2025 deadline for dualling the A9 from Perth to Inverness is a good guess. The proposed new junction appears predominantly to use land to the north east of the existing A9 line, with a dualled flyover over an enlarged roundabout, and full slips as at Raigmore to the south. The northbound slip roads would stay roughly on the line of the existing northbound carriageway, pushing the flyover over the existing southbound carriageway, with the new southbound slips on the wasteground beyond.

In late May 2018, Transport Scotland published five design solutions for consultation:

  • Diamond Interchange, presumably signal controlled
  • Diamond / Dumbbell hybrid with the roundabout at the Stadium end, presumably with signals at the city side.
  • Dumbbell Interchange
  • Diamond Hybrid with folded sliproads on the Stadium side, presumably with signals at the city side.
  • Full GSJ Roundabout.

The fourth of the above options featured an overbridge over the A9, all others saw the A9 passing over the A82. Due to the availability of land surrounding the junction, all options seem to move the junction slightly towards the Kessock Bridge, thus straightening the A82 a little on the approach. At the same time, the new line of the A9 seems be moved slightly further from the city and closer to the back of the stadium, albeit in a gently curve. This is likely to be necessary to allow the junction to be built while maintaining traffic flows on what is a critical interchange in the Highland road network.


Route To Notes


Perth, Inverness Airport, Nairn, Aberdeen (A96)


Thurso, Wick, Ullapool (A835)


Inv'ness, City Centre, Longman Ind. Estate, Ft. William Moray Firth Tourist Route
Football Ground Not marked locally


Longman Roundabout
Related Pictures
View gallery (4)
Inverness car park signs - Coppermine - 8521.jpgA9 Inverness bypass under construction..jpgInverness + Longman form 80s.jpgLongman Roundabout aerial.jpg
Other nearby junctions
Airport Roundabout (Inverness) • Ardullie Roundabout • Balloch Junction • Black Mount Junction • Culduthel Mains Road Roundabout • Dellfield Roundabout • Duncanston Crossroads • Essich Roundabout • Gaelic School Roundabout • Harbour Road Roundabout • Holm Roundabout • Inshes Junction • Inverness Retail Park Roundabout • Leys Roundabout • Mid Coul Junction • Mill Lade Roundabout • Millburn Roundabout • Milton of Leys Junction • Munlochy Junction • Ness Side Roundabout • North Kessock Junction • Queens Park Roundabout • Raigmore Interchange • Rose Street Roundabout • Shore Street Roundabout • Slackbuie Roundabout • Smithton Roundabout • Telford Street Roundabout • Tomnahurich Roundabout • Torvean Roundabout • Wade Bridge Junction • Wades Roundabout
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
Features of the A82 Corridor
Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
Associated Routes: A805 • A829 • A876 • A8005 • B810 • B848 • B863 • B8040
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge • Balloch Bridge • Luss Bridge • White Bridge • Ba Bridge • Kingshouse Bridge • The Study • Achnambeithach Bridge • Ballachulish Bridge • Righ Bridge • Corran Ferry • Kiachnish Bridge • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
JunctionsCharing Cross • Anniesland Cross • Kilbowie Roundabout • Old Kilpatrick • Dunglas Roundabout • Dumbarton Fork • Barloan Toll • Lomondgate Roundabout • Renton Junction • Stoneymollan Roundabout • Arden • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Bridge of Orchy • Glencoe Crossroads • Ballachulish Roundabout • North Ballachulish • Corran Ferry • West End Roundabout • An Aird • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Commando Memorial • Invergarry Bridge • Fort Augustus • Invermoriston • Drumnadrochit • Tomnahurich Roundabout • Telford Street Roundabout • Harbour Road Roundabout • Longman Roundabout
DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help