A510 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Meets:||A11, A24, B506, A23, A20|
|Former Number(s):||A20, A2|
|Old route now:||A55, B505|
|Route outline (key)|
Beginning on the A11 inner ring road at its junction with the A24, the A510 heads along East Bridge Street. After passing over Belfast Central Station, there is a pieced-together GSJ providing access to the station and some offices, followed immediately by the Albert Bridge over the River Lagan. On the County Down side of the bridge, there is a large signalised junction with the B506 Short Strand/Ravenhill Road, which leads both north to the A2 and south to the A24. A short section of dual carriageway carries the A510, now called 'Albertbridge Road' to its junction with the A23, after which the A510 carries on eastwards through Ballymacarrett to the A20 Newtownards Road, where it ends at traffic lights.
The A510 used to carry on from here, after a brief merger with the A20, along the former A2 Holywood Road that was bypassed by the Sydenham bypass. It ended at the Tillysburn Junction. This stretch is now part of the B505 and A55.
The present use of the A510 number seems to be debatable. The road number does not appear on signs; the road is either signed as the A20 or not given a number. Maps tend to follow the signs and so there is little proof of the A510.