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A12 (Northern Ireland)

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A12
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Westlink
From:  Milltown (J319730)
To:  Yorkgate (J340753)
Distance:  2 miles (3.2 km)
Meets:  M1, B38, A501, A6, A2, M2, M3
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Traditional Counties

Antrim

Route outline (key)
A12 Westlink, Belfast
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
Broadway Roundabout Start of Road M1
Grosvenor Road B38 No Exit
Divis Street A501 A501
Clifton Street A6 No Exit
York Street M2, M3, A2 Start of Road

Route

The A12 is the Westlink in Belfast. It is a Special Road throughout, despite not being a motorway.

The A12 forms an important link between the M1 and the M2 and M3, as well as acting as a distributor in west-central Belfast. It is home to the British Isles' only Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), at the junction with the Divis Street.

With previous plans to build an Inner Ring Motorway scrapped, the Westlink was built in order to disperse M1 traffic, which mostly funnelled down the inadequate Donegall Road to the also inadequate A1, and M2 traffic, where the wide foreshore motorway just turned into city streets. A partially at-grade dual carriageway, the Westlink, was built on the line of the Inner Ring - linking the M1 and M2 and creating a 'throughpass' for the city as well a way of dispersing this traffic over several routes. This was fully grade-separated and declared a special road in the late 2000s.

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Links

Roads.org.uk

Mótarbhealaí

Motorway Archive

Northern Ireland Road Site



A12 (Northern Ireland)
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Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast - Coppermine - 19627.jpgThe Westlink, Belfast (6) - Geograph - 544784.jpgA12 Westlink - Coppermine - 20057.JPGView of Westlink looking south at Grosvenor Road - Coppermine - 15052.jpgYork Street gantry.JPG
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