A52 (Northern Ireland)
From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|Length:||13.7 miles (22 km)|
|Meets:||A6, B502, B39, A55, B95, B39, B154, B101, A26, B12|
|Former Number(s):||B13, B39, B500|
|Route outline (key)|
Beginning on the A6 at Carlisle Circus, just west of the Westlink in Belfast, the A52 heads along Crumlin Road. At Ardoyne Roundabout the A55 and the B39 merge, with the A55 Outer Ring being dominant until Ballysillan.
The A52 begins to climb up the mountains and leave Belfast's urban area. Just after a tight hairpin bend, called the Horseshoe bend, the B95 to Glengormley leaves. There is a more direct and straighter road through Ligonel, but it is steeper. The A52 nearly reaches 300m above sea level before gradually descending. The B39 leaves the merger and heads to Antrim along the descriptive Seven Mile Straight. The A52 joins the line of the straighter route for the last couple of miles on its journey to Nutts Corner, where it meets the A26 Crumlin bypass. From the roundabout the A52 goes into Crumlin and ends in the town centre on the old A26, now B12 and C24.