Nairn East Junction

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Nairn East Junction
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Location
Auldearn, Nairn
County
Inverness-Shire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
dumbbell
Roads Joined
A96
Junctions related to the A939
Balmakeith Junction • Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul) • Bridge of Dava • Bridge of Gairn • Colnabaichin Bridge • Ferness Crossroads • Gairnshiel Bridge • Old Speybridge Junction • Speybridge Roundabout • Tomintoul

Nairn East Junction is a proposed new junction on the A96 to the east of Nairn. It is to be constructed as part of the dualling plans for the A96 Nairn bypass. The new road will cross the old at the junction, sited a little to the east of the existing Auldearn turn off on the B9111. The Nairn bypass is due to pass to the south of the town, whilst the new Auldearn bypass will cross to the north of the village.

The junction, therefore will be a dumbbell on the existing Auldearn Bypass road. This seems curious, as the existing bypass will become almost redundant with the new road, and so a junction on the B9111 to more directly serve Auldearn seems more logical. Instead, however, the existing B9111 / A96 junction will be retained separately, with no direct link between the B9111 and the new A96. The main reason behind this seems to be management of the flood plain, and minimising the flood risk to property. It does, however, mean that both the mainline and sliproads of the new junction will pass over the existing B9111 on bridges.

Routes

Route To Notes

A96

Aberdeen

A96

Inverness

B9111

Auldearn

A939

Nairn presumed number
existing Auldearn bypass



Nairn East Junction
Other nearby junctions
NairnBalmakeith Junction • Ferness Crossroads • Nairn West Junction
Junctions on the A96
Kings Bar • Mounthooly Roundabout • Kittybrewster • Haudagain Roundabout  • Bucksburn Roundabout • Clinterty Roundabout  • Kinellar Roundabout  • Broomhill Roundabout  • Gauchill Junction • Tavelty Junction  • Thainstone Roundabout  • Inverurie Roundabout  • Blackhall Roundabout  • Colpy Junction • Asda Roundabout • Keith  • Bridge of Haughs  • Fochabers East Roundabout  • Spey Bay Roundabout • Coul Brae Roundabout • Cowfords Roundabout • Lhanbryde East • Lhanbryde West • Elgin • Forres Enterprise Park Roundabout • Findhorn Roundabout • Forres  • Greshop Roundabout  • Nairn East Junction • Nairn West Junction • Brackley Junction • Mid Coul Junction • Airport Roundabout • Balloch Junction • Smithton Roundabout • Retail Park Roundabout • Raigmore Interchange