|Location Map ( geo)|
|Maryburgh, Conon Bridge|
|Junctions related to the A835|
|Junctions related to the A862|
The Maryburgh Roundabout is the junction between the A835 and A862 to the south of Dingwall. It takes its name from the small village of Maryburgh to the south, which is itself part of the town of Conon Bridge. The A835 here is a new build road from the 1980s, designed to speed traffic from the Lewis Ferry and Ullapool down to Inverness and the south. This section was built around the same time as the works for the Cromarty Bridge, soon after the completion of the Kessock Bridge, all designed to take long distance traffic out of the surrounding towns and villages.
The line of the A862 is therefore the old A9, winding its way through the towns and villages, including Conon Bridge and Dingwall. The old road to Ullapool was the A832, forking off the A9 at Muir of Ord, before picking up the current line of the A835 near Contin. Whilst there was a road from Maryburgh to Contin, parts of which still exist, it was unclassified, and maps suggest it may have been private at the western end. To the south of the roundabout, the A835 was a completely new build, with a new bridge over the river, before loosely following the line of the former B9162 south to Tore.
The roundabout itself is a fairly ordinary 4-arm junction, with slight displacement to avoid the houses of Maryburgh preventing it from being equal-angled as well.
|Ullapool, Lewis Ferry|
|Conon Bridge, Muir of Ord||former A9|