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Tain Junction

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Tain Junction
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A9, B9174
Junctions related to the B9174

Tain Junction is the southerly of the two main junctions on the Tain Bypass. The bypass was built in the 1980s to take the A9 out of the historic town of Tain, with its narrow streets, and follows a new alignment to the west of the town, although the town has since grown out to fill much of the land inside the bypass, and is starting to overspill to the east as well. The old line of the A9 through Tain is now taken by the B9174, which forks off to the right at this junction.

The B9174 has been turned to meet the bypass at right angles, with the old line of the A9 extending south of the junction in a long convergance with the new road. There is a long right turn lane in the centre of the A9, which can accommodate lots of turning traffic, so minimising delays on the bypass from queuing traffic. Curiously, despite it being an effective U Turn, there is also a long deceleration slip on the southbound A9 for left turning traffic into Tain. This predates the construction of the Asda store at the junction, which has significantly increased left turning traffic.


Route To Notes


Thurso, Wick (A99)




Tain, Local Services Former A9

Tain Junction
Junctions on the A9
Falkirk to DunblaneCadgers Brae Roundabout  • Icehouse Brae Roundabout  • Bog Roundabout  • Westfield Roundabout  • Etna Road Roundabout  • Abbots Road Roundabout  • Abbotsford Park Roundabout  • Mungalend Roundabout  • Merchiston Roundabout  • Rosebank Roundabout  • Camelon Roundabout  • Glenbervie Interchange  • Greencornhills Roundabout  • St Ninians Roundabout  • Linden Ave Roundabout • Craigs Roundabout • Customs Roundabout  • Causewayhead Roundabout  • Airthrey Roundabout  • Wallace Roundabout
Dunblane to PerthKeir Roundabout  • Dunblane West  • Dunblane North  • Greenloaning  • Loaninghead  • Auchterarder  • Aberuthven  • Dunning  • Broxden Roundabout • St. Johnstone Interchange • Inveralmond Roundabout
Perth to AviemoreLuncarty Bridge • Bankfoot • Little Dunkeld Junctions  • Ballinluig Junction • Moulinearn • Pitlochry South • Pitlochry North • Bruar  • Calvine • Trinafour • Wade Bridge Junction • Ralia  • Kingussie Interchange
Aviemore to ToreLynwilg  • Granish • Carrbridge • Tomatin • Milton of Leys  • Inshes  • Raigmore Interchange • Longman Roundabout  • North Kessock  • Munlochy  • Tore Roundabout
Tore to ThursoDuncanston Crossroads  • Ardullie Roundabout • Evanton • Struie • Dalmore • Kildary  • Nigg Roundabout  • Tain • Glenmorangie • Meikle Ferry Roundabout • Clashmore • Evelix • The Mound • Helmsdale • Latheron • Mybster Crossroads • Georgemas  • Thurso

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