B17 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Clare Wood (D059410)|
|Distance:||15.7 miles (25.3 km)|
|Meets:||A26, B67, A29, B62, B66, B147, A2|
|Route outline (key)|
The B17 is a medium-length B-road in north Northern Ireland.
The road starts on the A26 one-way loop in the centre of Coleraine and immediately goes over a level crossing. Coleraine station (on the Belfast to Derry line) is just to the right and the B67 turns off to the right in the middle of the level crossing. The B17 then leaves town along Bushmills Road, crossing the A29 bypass at a roundabout.
The B17 then heads northeastwards across the fields. The road is more-or-less straight as far as the B62, which is crossed at a staggered crossroads. The road now becomes slightly more winding as it runs to the northeast and into Bushmills. There is a badly signed TOTSO right onto Bridge Street, which crosses the Bush River and reaches a T-junction on the B66.
Originally the B17 ended here. However, it was extended eastwards early on and so there is now a multiplex south to the edge of town; signs are unclear as to which road is dominant. The B17 heads east from here along Straid Road. This section is also quite straight, with the exception of the occasional bend.