A500 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Donegall Street (J336747)|
|To:||Whitla Street (J341755)|
|Distance:||0.6 miles (1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A500 was a short link road to the north of Belfast town centre.
It started on the then-A6 at the junction of Royal Avenue and Donegall Street and headed north along York Street. Just over half a mile later it reached the A2 Whitla Street where it ended near York Road railway station.
Owing to the short length of the A500 it is not known exactly how long it lasted. The road later became part of Belfast's one-way system and may have been renumbered round the same time. Construction of the M2 in the 1970s certainly had an effect on the A500. This severed the A2 Whitla Street causing that road to be rerouted over the northern section of A500 (assuming this had not already taken place). The southern half of the A500 is now unclassified.