B56 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||5.4 miles (8.7 km)|
|Meets:||A57, B59, A8, A8(M), B90, A6, B95|
|Route outline (key)|
The B56 is a short B-road in south County Antrim.
A short distance further on and the B56 crosses the Belfast to Antrim railway line at a level-crossing. The road bends slightly to the left just afterwards and continues along a straight road to the edge of Newtownabbey, where it reaches the Corrs Corner roundabout and the A8.
Originally the B56 ended here. However, in recent years the A8 ahead has been declassified and through traffic diverted onto the A8(M), which is also accessible from this roundabout. The B56 has therefore been extended ahead onto the ex-A8, thus becoming urban.