The A45 is a U-shaped A-road in the east of County Tyrone.
The road starts on the M1 at J14 and heads northwest along a relatively straight road. It isn't long before we reach Coalisland and the B520. We turn left here and head west then south to reach a roundabout on the A29 on the northern edge of Dungannon.
There's a multiplex southwards to the east of the town centre, then we regain our number by turning right and head west along the south of the town centre, including a short one-way section by Tesco. The road then turns left at a roundabout to head southwest out of town. It passes the village of Granville before ending at a GSJ on the A4.
The original route of the A45
The A45 does not exist in the original 1923 classification of roads in Northern Ireland but was created in the mid-1920s by taking on the unclassified road between the A4 in Tamnamore and the A29 in Coalisland. In the 1960s the A29 was rerouted to avoid Coalisland and so the A45 took over its original route into Dungannon. Later still, following construction of the A4 Dungannon southern bypass, the A45 was extended along the northern end of the B35 to meet the new road.