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B1 (Northern Ireland)

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From:  Ardglass (J556374)
To:  Downpatrick (J484444)
Distance:  6.8 miles (10.9 km)
Meets:  A2, B176, A25
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B1 Ardglass - Downpatrick
Towards Downpatrick

The B1, the lowest-numbered Class II road in the UK, is a short road in east County Down.

The road starts at a TOTSO on the A2 in the coastal village of Ardglass and heads northwestwards out of town, soon reaching open country. The road is fairly straight and goes through no places of any size on its route. A section of the road between Crew Road and Quarter Road was improved in the 1970s, and is of a modern alignment with good sightlines and a segregated pedestrian footpath alongside. at each end, however, the road is largely unimproved, with two narrower traffic lanes and no pedestrian provision.

Eventually the B1 reaches Downpatrick, with the first feature being a modern roundabout providing access to the New Downe Health Centre, and designed in such a way as to facilitate a potential eastern relief road around the town. After passing the Downshire Hospital the road TOTSOs left at a T-junction. The next road to the right is the original 1923 line of the road but it was rerouted early on to avoid Edward Street and on to a less-built-up route. As such the B1 descends Ardglass Road to another T-junction where it TOTSOs right; the road to the left is the B176 (which is a sort of twin route that heads back to the coast at Killough on a parallel alignment).

Just round the next corner a set of traffic lights is met at Collins Corner. At one time the B1 continued ahead along Irish Street into the town centre but now the road markings clearly show that the B1 bears left onto St Patrick's Avenue. This goes through the suburbs to end at traffic lights on the A25.

B1 (Northern Ireland)
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The B1 (Ardglass Road) at its junction with Ballyclander Road - Geograph - 4141869.jpgB1 Sign outside Downpatrick - Coppermine - 17077.jpgB1 Sign just outside Downpatrick - Coppermine - 17927.JPGCollins Off-Sales, 28 Stream Street, Downpatrick - Geograph - 1529248.jpg
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