B76 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Lough Road Roundabout (J064607)|
|Distance:||1.7 miles (2.7 km)|
|Meets:||M1, A76, B2|
|Old route now:||A76|
|Route outline (key)|
The B76 is a short road in north County Armagh.
The road originally ran north from the A3 in Lurgan town centre along Lough Shore Road for over a mile to Kinnego on the southern shore of Lough Neagh. This is not an obvious location for a classified road, but it possibly served to reach a small quay on the lakeside. The road was quickly extended west along the Kinnego Embankment across the marshes to meet the B2 at Derryadd.
In the 1960s, the M1 was built north of Lurgan and in the late 1970s virtually all the original B76 became the A76 running to the Lough Road Roundabout, junction 10 of the M1, leaving only the east-west section of the B76 connecting this junction to the B2.