|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the B9152|
|Granish Junction • Kingussie Interchange|
The Lynwilg Junction is the southern access to the Mountain Resort town of Aviemore and the main access to the nearby facilities of Glenmore and Cairngorm. It was completely built from scratch when the A9 Aviemore Bypass was built, as the new road crossed and re-crossed the old route. Therefore, both the new A9 and the B9152 (nominally the old road) were newly built in the 1980s.
The junction is therefore in (at least) two parts. On the A9 itself there is a staggered crossroads. The busier turning is that for the B9152, which is a simple T junction with long deceleration and acceleration lanes on the A9 for left turning traffic. There is also a long right turn lane in the centre of the A9, which is paired with the one for the other part of the crossroads - the turning onto the old A9 loop at Lynwilg itself. Far less traffic uses this road which accesses just a handful of properties.
The other part of the junction is a T junction on the B9152, where the spur that connects the A9 to the 'old' road gives way to the main through route. This, depsite the fact that there is probably more turning traffic than through traffic. Whilst the spur has left filter lanes for both directions, there is no central right turn lane on the mainline, and this can cause delays at peak times, although most of the time the traffic volumes are low enough to minimise hold ups.
Before the junction was built, the old line of the A9 crossed diagonally through the middle, and whilst the majority of this has been removed and the land returned to fields, crop marks in aerial photography show a line that matches the mapping evidence, starting at the farm entrance on the B9152 to the southwest of the junction, and running in a straight line across the link road to meet the road into Lynwilg.
With the current plans to upgrade the A9 to dual carriageway, this junction is going to be rebuilt again. Whilst the final plans have not yet been published, the junction will be grade separated, with a new underpass or more probably a bridge connecting the B9152 with the northbound carriageway of the A9. This will also connect to the existing Lynwilg access road, all within the same junction complex, and so once more providing direct access from Lynwilg into Aviemore without having to cross the A9 traffic.
|Aviemore, Coylumbridge (B970), Cairngorms||Former A9|
|Kincraig, Kingussie (A86)||Former A9|
|Lynwilg (No through road)||Former A9|