B518 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.8 miles (4.5 km)|
|Meets:||A26, B532, B95, A6|
|Route outline (key)|
The B518 forms an eastern bypass of Antrim. The road was built around the 1980s and presumably had its number from the beginning.
The road starts opposite a retail park at a roundabout on the A26 and heads east, soon going under the Belfast to Derry line. We then continue between housing estates; side roads leave from time to time to serve these. After passing the civic centre traffic lights are reached, from where an unclassified road runs to the right into the town centre and the B532 heads left to reach the M2, although traffic for the motorway is signed to continue ahead on the B518.
On the far side of the traffic lights there's more of the same, then we cross a roundabout on the B95, which is the signposted route for motorway-bound traffic. As we continue south the road becomes more urban and houses are accessible via service roads adjacent to the B518 and a couple of buildings have driveways coming straight off our road. It's not long before the road ends at a T-junction on the A6.
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|B518 (Northern Ireland)|