B70 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||13.8 miles (22.2 km)|
|Meets:||B66, B190, A29, B64, B62|
|Route outline (key)|
The B70 is a road in two parts in north Northern Ireland.
The road starts on the B66 Ringsend bypass, slightly to the south of the original western end of the B70, and heads south to enter open country immediately. The B190 soon turns right at a fork and the B70 bears slightly to the left, although the road remains straight.
After a few miles of fields and very few bends, the B70 reaches a T-junction on the northern edge of Garvagh Forest. It TOTSOs left here and runs round the edge of the forest to reach Garvagh itself. The road runs along Limavady Road into the centre of the village, where it reaches a traffic-light-controlled crossroads on the A29. The road ahead is the B64 but this is not the end of the B70 but rather the start of a lengthy multiplex. The B70 reappears over seven miles to the east, on the far side of both the A54 and the River Bann (and so not even in the same county), thus meaning that the multiplex is longer than the aggregate length of the B70 proper!
The B70 regains its number by turning left off the B64 at McLaughlins Corner. It heads northeast along another relatively straight road to end about a mile further on at a T-junction on the B62 to the south of Finvoy.
|B70 (Northern Ireland)|