B59 (Northern Ireland)
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|Length:||18.9 miles (30.4 km)|
|Meets:||A2, B513, B90, A8, B56, A57, B95, B98, B53, A36|
|Route outline (key)|
The B59 is a medium-length B-road in central Antrim.
It passes housing, schools and Whiteabbey Hospital to Cloughfern Corner roundabout, a junction with the O'Neill Road and Station Road (numbered - but not signed B513). Heading on past more housing areas and the old Nortel Networks plant, the road continues ahead as the Monkstown Road forks right. The B59 then passes the lower end of Carnmoney before becoming the dominant number in a short multiplex with the B90 (this section is wrongly marked on Google Maps as being B90). This goes over the Mossley railway bridge to a T-junction where the two roads go their separate ways: the B90 to Carrickfergus turns right and the B59 TOTSOs left. It becomes a rural road past Ballynure to a fairly new roundabout (formerly a staggered crossroads) with the A8 Larne road.
The B59 continues straight ahead towards Ballyrobert, and an offset crossroads and straight ahead again onto "The Longshot", then a new roundabout with the A57 Templepatrick Road and into Doagh.
In Doagh the B59 is crossed by the B95 immediately before a fairly tight (and poorly signposted) "blink and you'll miss it" TOTSO left onto the Ballymena road. From here it heads northwest across the fields towards Ballymena. After crossing the Kells Water it meets the B53. Shortly afterwards it meets and terminates at the A36 which itself leads west to the "Larne Road Roundabout" including the M2 bypass of Ballymena.