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West End Roundabout

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West End Roundabout
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Location
Fort William
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A82

The West End Roundabout is on the A82 to the south of Fort William, at the start of the Fort William 'Bypass'. It was constructed as part of the bypass project in the mid 1960s when the Railway line was foreshortened to the new station and the trackbed used to provide much needed relief to Fort William's busy High Street.

The Roundabout has five arms, and due to the topography they are all squashed into the NE-SW axis. To the south, we have Lundavra Road climbing up to Upper Achintore and the original route of General Cauldfeilds Military Road to Kinlochleven. Working clockwise, we then have Achintore Road, the A82 heading south to Ballachulish and Glasgow, and then the entrance to the West End Car Park, which heads west down a ramp, before turning sharply southwards. To the north, both the A82 bypass and the southern end of the High Street lead off the roundabout.

The two arms of the A82 are provided with two lanes on the approach, and with there being at least 2 'straight on' routes in either direction, this can cause problems with traffic being in the wrong lane on the approach, or at least a lane contrary to which the other traffic thinks they should be in.

Routes

Route To Notes

A82

Inverness

A82

Crianlarich, Oban (A828)
Town Centre
Upper Achintore
Car Park



West End Roundabout
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Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
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DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness