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B140 (Northern Ireland)

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B140
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From:  Lisbellaw (H305409)
To:  Tempo (H340463)
Distance:  4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Meets:  A4, B80
Former Number(s):  B141
Highway Authorities

DfI Roads

Traditional Counties

Fermanagh

Route outline (key)
B140 Lisbellaw - Tempo
B140 Lisbellaw - Brookeborough

Route

Lisbellaw

The B140 is a short road in east County Fermanagh.

The road originally started on the A4 in the centre of Lisbellaw; when the bypass was built it took over the old road in both directions. After the two spurs meet the road heads north out of town along Brooke Street and soon goes under the bypass; there's a TOTSO right immediately afterwards.

The B140 now continues northeast into open country and soon reaches another TOTSO, where it turns left this time. The road quality now deteriorates and we lose the central white line. As we continue the road passes Lough Eyes and then later briefly runs alongside the Tempo River. Having remained rural for its entire length since leaving Lisbellaw the road presently bends to the right to end at a triangular junction on the B80.

History

The original route of the B140

The B140 was originally unclassified (except for the section along the pre-bypass A4), gaining its number in the late 1920s. However, of the description above, only the first section out of Lisbellaw follows the original route of the B140; the rest was numbered B141.

Originally the B140 continued ahead at the TOTSO northeast of Lisbellaw and continued along Snowhill Road. After crossing the Tempo River it went over a ridge then followed Greenhill Road to cross the Colebrook River. The road then turned southeastwards to return to the A4 (now B515) in Brookborough. This final section has been severed with the construction of the bypass.

As the route paralleled the faster A4 the road has now been downgraded to become the C711, although rather tatty B140 signage still exists.




B140 (Northern Ireland)
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