Pitlochry North Junction
|Location Map ( geo)|
|A9, A924, B8019|
|Junctions related to the A924|
|Bridge of Cally • Pitlochry South Junction|
Pitlochry North Junction joins the A9 Pitlochry Bypass to its former route at the north end of the town. The bypass was built to the south west of Pitlochry, crossing the River Tummel twice in the process, and it is at the northern end of the north bridge that the junction lies. The old route of the A9 through Pitlochry itself was renumbered as an extension of the A924, whilst the route to the North, leading to Blair Atholl, was renumbered as an extension of the B8019. The B8019 and A924 meet end-on at the end of the northbound A9 sliproads. The southbound A9 slip is much longer, and actually uses part of the old A9 line, the A924 diverted on a new alignment under the bypass, with the B8019 very quickly resuming the former A9.
When built, the A9 through the junction was a short section of D2 dual carriageway. However, after being partially hatched down to D1, it is now entirely D1. The sliproads meet the A9 carriageways roughly opposite each other, the southbound slips having a lengthy approach along a section of the old road, whilst the northbound slips use a short section of new road to connect to the new piece of the A924.
The A9 dualling plans suggest that this junction will be completely replaced, with the A9 itself re-routed further north. The current plans show a larger diamond junction to the north of the current layout, obliterating the existing southbound slips in the process. The access to the junction, presumably a further extended A924 will use a part of the current A9 as its connection back into Pitlochry, meeting the B8019 roughly where the existing link road lies.
|Pitlochry, Braemar (A93)||Former A9|
|Faskally, Blair Atholl, Killiecrankie (B8079), Tummel Bridge, Kinloch Rannoch (B846)||Former A9|