- A92 road
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Kirkcaldy Dundee Arbroath Aberdeen
junctions= The A92 is a major
roadin Fifeand Angus, Scotland. It runs from Dunfermlineto Stonehaven.
Starting at its junction with the
M90 motorwaynear Dunfermline, it runs north east past Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Ladybankand Newport-on-Tay. The road is a dual carriagewayfrom the M90 to Glenrothes, changing to a single carriageway as it passes through the town. After a short stretch of dual carriageway north of Glenrothes (until it meets the A912 towards Perth and the A914 towards St Andrews), it reverts to a single carriageway until a few miles short of the Tay Road Bridgeat Dundee. The section through Fife is often described as the East Fife Regional Road.
Across the Tay Road Bridge, the A92 continues along the east coast past
Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose, Inverbervieand the Fowlsheugh Nature Reservebefore terminating at Stonehavenwhere it merges with the A90 15 miles south of Aberdeen, this section acting mainly as a coastal tourist route for traffic bound for the Granite City. The 16-mile section of the road from Dundee to Arbroath was recently upgraded to dual carriagewaystandard; it opened in late 2005 and significantly reduced the journey time between the two towns. There was a lot of criticism locally of the 40 mph speed limit on the dual carriageway stretch within the Dundee City boundary. Between Arbroath and Stonehaven the road is a single carriaegway apart from two very short sections of dual carriageway (near Gourdon and at the terminal junction with the A90).
Up until the late 1990s, the A92 continued north from Stonehaven, through Aberdeen and terminated at Fraserburgh. This section has now been renumbered A90 and A952.
The section of the A92 between Dundee and Aberdeen was formerly part of the
Euroroutesystem, of route E120 which ran in a circular route between Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.
The A92 road traverses lands on which prehistorical
archaeologicalsites are present. Examples of these features include Gourdon Hill[ [http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/pls/portal/newcanmore.details_gis?inumlink=36841 RCAHMS archaeological database: Gourdon] ] and the Stone of Morphie, [ [http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=8404 C.Michael Hogan, "Stone of Morphie", 2007, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham, (site originally nominated by contributor "cosmic")] ] both situated slightly to the west of the A92 alignment.
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