B84 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||17.9 miles (28.8 km)|
|Meets:||A32, B4, B50, B46, A5|
|Former Number(s):||A32, A5|
|Route outline (key)|
The B84 is a medium-length B-road in west County Tyrone.
The road starts at a mini-roundabout on the A32 Dromore relief road and heads west along the original line of the A32 before having to TOTSO right at its original starting point. It then heads north along Main Street and TOTSOs left onto Dooish Road before leaving town.
The road now enters open fields and continues northwestwards across gently rolling hills. Presently it reaches Bodoney where it bends sharply right and continues northwards. A short distance further on the B4 is met, which is crossed at a slightly staggered crossroads. The view ahead is excellent and the B84 continues ahead along a straight road across more undulating terrain, with hills in the distance in most directions visible from time to time.
Dooish itself is passed without ceremony, after which the B84 crosses a stream and reaches a T-junction on the B50. There is a multiplex north for over a mile through the centre of Drumquin before the B84 regains its number by turning right on the northern edge of town. The road continues northeast along the interestingly named Baronscourt Road, still in view of the hills.
After going through Largybeg Wood the B84 bears to the right and reaches Newtownstewart. On the western side of town it reaches a T-junction. The B84 originally ended here on the A5. However, that road now bypasses the town so the B84 has been extended. Signs are unclear but it seems that the B84 has taken over the entire of the pre-bypass A5. The shortest route to meet the bypass is to the left, or traffic can turn right into the town centre. At a (very) mini-roundabout the B46 is met (this road also goes through Dromore but takes a much longer route from there) before the B84 skirts a meander of the River Strule to end at a GSJ at the eastern end of the bypass. There is a westbound offslip for A5 traffic heading into Newtownstewart; all other routes are catered for by the B84 mainline, which goes under the A5 before looping round and ending on it at a T-junction.
|B84 (Northern Ireland)|