B4 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Pomeroy, Carrickmore, Omagh|
|Distance:||44.2 miles (71.1 km)|
|Meets:||A505, B43, B46, B158, A505, B48, A32, B84, B72, A35|
|Old route now:||A505|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4 is a long B-road in west Northern Ireland.
The road originally started on the A29 in Cookstown. However, this first section has now been taken over by the A505 (which parallels the B4 for the whole of that road's route). From its present starting point about a mile further west, the B4 heads west along a winding road to Pomeroy, where it reaches a T-junction and TOTSOs right; to the left is the B43.
After leaving Pomeroy the B4 starts winding again. It runs through Carrickmore and does become straight for a while, winding again before reaching Omagh. Sections of this road appear to have been rerouted since the road was originally classified but this does not seem to have improved the drive. Meeting the B158, the road turns right at a roundabout to cross the Camowen River and reach the A505 again at another roundabout. The B4 continues ahead - but traffic continuing along the road should really turn left onto the A505. The B4 then crosses the Drumragh River into the town centre to reach traffic lights on the B48 and disappear temporarily.
Through traffic can follow the A505 to meet the A5 Omagh bypass and then turn onto the A32, following this for over 5 miles to the southwest before the B4 finally regains its number near Dromore. It heads west through Lack and Ederny before reaching Kesh. The road ends here at a mini-roundabout on the A35.