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Skulamus Junction

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Skulamus Junction
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Location
Near Broadford, Isle of Skye
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A87, A851

Skulamus Junction lies at the eastern end of the village of Broadford on the Isle of Skye. It is the northern end of the A851, which leads south to the ferry port of Armadale, from where Ferries cross to Mallaig on the mainland. This makes it quite a busy junction, particularly in the summer months when the ferries are more frequent. The junction is a standard give way, which has been reprofiled to improve visibility. The A87 curves through the junction, and the A851 approaches at an acute angle, so it has been turned to meet the A87 squarer on to improve visibility.

Prior to the construction of the Skye Bridge, the main route across the island was the A850. However once the bridge opened the A87 was extended across Skye, and the volume of traffic increased, perhaps with a reduction on the A851 which suddenly became a less direct route to Skye as it still relied on a ferry. However, at the same time, the opportunity of a daytrip using the bridge and ferry to make a circuit became possible, so the volume of right turning traffic out of the A851 has probably increased proportionally.

Routes

Route To Notes

A87

Caol Loch Aillse / Kyle of Lochalsh

A87

Portree / Port Rìgh

A851

Aird a'Bhasir / Ardvasar, Armadal / Armadale, / Eilean Iarmain / Isle Ornsay Mallaig via the Mallaig - Armadale Ferry




Skulamus Junction
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Other nearby junctions
Skye
Junctions on the A87
Invergarry Bridge  • Bunloyne Junction  • Shiel Bridge  • Auchtertyre Junction  • Kyle of Lochalsh  • Kyleakin Roundabout  • Skulamus Junction  • Broadford Junction  • Sligachan Hotel  • Portree  • Borve Junction  • Uig


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